By Tunde Liadi
Former African Footballer of the 12 months and Tremendous Eagles skipper, Kanu Nwankwo, stated he was delighted after being listed as probably the greatest African gamers to function within the English Premier League.
Kanu, who was signed from Inter Milan by former Arsenal supervisor Arsene Wenger in 1999, featured 197 instances for the Gunners and was credited with 44 targets in all competitions. He later performed for West Bromwich Albion and Portsmouth FC earlier than his retirement.
“What can I say? I’m grateful to God that I’m nonetheless being spoken about positively regardless of my retirement some years in the past,” Kanu informed NationSport.
“We now have a whole lot of high quality gamers which have featured for various golf equipment within the EPL and for me to be counted among the many fortunate few to be acknowledged is one thing to be pleased about.
“I do know there are some people who have develop into followers of Arsenal and my different former groups as a result of they recognize what I did for Arsenal.
“Opinions will proceed to vary concerning finest African gamers to ever play within the EPL however I’m pleased that individuals are nonetheless speaking about my exploits in England a number of years after I left.”
Kanu received two league titles with Arsenal within the in 2001/2002 and 2003/2004 seasons with the latter going your complete season unbeaten in addition to two FA Cup titles in 2002 and 2003.
He additionally received the FA Cup with Portsmouth in 2008 and remarkably scored the solitary profitable purpose towards Cardiff Metropolis to be voted the Man of the Match.