Nigeria’s football legend, Kanu Nwankwo has been appointed by the Imo State Governor, as his Senior Special Assistant on Sports.
The governor, Ihedioha was said to have announced the appointment of Kanu when the latter visited him at the government House Owerri to present his CAF medal.
A statement by the governors media aide, Izuchukwu Akwarandu, said that Kanu’s appointment is with immediate effect.
“Papilo, as he is fondly called by his fans, came to present his most recent CAF award, which was given to him at the just concluded Nations Cup in Egypt, to the sports-loving governor of Imo State. The star also presented a branded jersey to the governor.
“The governor, while welcoming the former Super Eagles goal poacher, announced Kanu Nwankwo as his Senior Special Assistant on Sports.”
Kanu was one of the CAF ambassadors for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations where Nigeria finished third. He drew attention during the tournament while engaging fans and motivating the Super Eagles.