In readiness for the upcoming Federation of International Football Association U-17 World Cup in India, Local Organising Committee of the competition has invited former Super Eagles captain Kanu Nwankwo alongside Argentina’s Esteban Cambiasso to attend the draws in India.
Kanu was part of Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets side that won the competition in 1993 alongside Wilson Oruma, Karibe Ojigwe, Peter Anosike. He netted six goals for the country, while Argentina’s Esteban Cambiasso also took part in the 1995 edition but didn’t lift the trophy.
Since then, Kanu has went on to become a legend of the game, winning the Olympic gold with Nigeria Dream Team in 1996, and also won lots of laurels with different clubs to show for his effort.
According to Kanu: ”the FIFA U-17 World Cup win in 1993 really spurred my career-within years of winning the title, I won the Olympic Gold and from there, as I would like to believe, there wasn’t any looking back. This tournament provides youngsters the necessary stage for development and I believe this year’s edition will provide us all with exceptional talent – much like previous tournaments,” he told FIFA.