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Former Super Eagles Player Nwankwo ‘Papilo’ Kanu Is 44 Today

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Nwankwo 'Papilo' Kanu is 44 today
Nwankwo ‘’ Kanu is 44 today

Nigerians are celebrating legendary football icon as he turns 44 today.

Born on August 1, 1976, the former Nigerian national who played for English club side Arsenal FC is fondly called ‘Papilo’ by many who still remember his outstanding achievements as one of Africa’s greatest players.

In his distinguished career, Kanu won a UEFA Champions League medal, a UEFA Cup medal, three FA Cup medals, and two African Player of the Year awards. He is regarded as one of the best players in African football history.

Kanu in action for Arsenal
Kanu in action for Arsenal
Kanu and his wife
Kanu and his wife

Nigerians are celebrating the sports icon on Twitter, with some remembering some of the highlights of his career.

See their tweets below:

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