“Happy birthday Papilo”- See How Nigerians Are Celebrating Football Legend Kanu As He Turns 43

Nigerians are celebrating football Legend Nwankwo Kanu as the former super eagles player and captain turned 43 years old on 1st July 2019.


Kanu, who was born in 1976 remains one of the greatest football players ever to represent the green and white jerseys of Nigeria.

Papilo, as he’s fondly called, played for Nigerian team Iwuanyanwu Nationale, Dutch side Ajax, Inter Milan of Italy, and English clubs Arsenal, West Bromwich Albion and Portsmouth in his club career.


The former African footballer of year, Kanu, won 86 caps and scored 13 goals for Nigeria and won trophies with the country; including FIFA U-17 World Cup: 1993 and Olympic Gold Medal: 1996.

He hails from Arochukwu in Abia state, Nigeria.

Kanu is married wife, Amrachi, in 2004 and they both have three children.

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See tributes from Nigerians below;