Nwankwo Kanu: Arsenal's icon Papilo lands in Aba to resume as new Enyimba boss

Nwankwo Kanu in Abia.

Nwankwo Kanu: Arsenal's icon Papilo lands in Aba to resume as new Enyimba boss

Izuchukwu Akawor 09:29 - 24.07.2023

Former Arsenal forward Nwankwo Kanu has been tasked by the Abia State government to make them proud at NPFL champions Enyimba.

Nigerian legend Nwankwo Kanu has arrived in Aba to resume his role as the new boss at NPFL champions Enyimba International.

Kanu was appointed earlier this month as the new Chairman of Nigerian giants Enyimba by new Abia State Governor, Alex Otti.

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Nwankwo Kanu in Abia State to manage Enyimba,

The former Arsenal forward was one of 30 people appointed by the Otti into various roles in the state.

Kanu replaces Felix

The appointment of the former Nigeria international ended the 24-year reign of Felix Anyansi Agwu in Aba.

Kanu Nwankwo will replace Felix Anyansi at Enyimba.

Anyansi departs as the club’s most successful Chairman having led the club to several titles including two CAF Champions League.

His final gift to the People’s Elephant arrived last season as Enyimba reclaimed their position as Nigerian champions for the ninth time.

Nwankwo Kanu.

Kanu’s appointment was confirmed by the Governor’s press secretary, Kazie Uko.

Kanu resumes

Ahead of the new era at the club, the 46-year-old legend has arrived in Aba to begin his position as the new boss.

Kanu Nwankwo during is Arsenal days.

Pulse Sports Nigeria can report this following latest pictures making the rounds on social media and a reliable source at the club.

Abia charges Kanu to raise bar

Meanwhile, Governor of Abia State, Otti, has called on for the ex-Ajax and Inter Milan superstar to make them proud at the club.

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Governor Alex Otti has charged Kanu Nwankwo to raise the bar at Enyimba.

Otti noted in a post on his Facebook account that the appointment of the former international is in line with his drive youths to greater heights using sports.

“We hope you make us proud as you take over the helm of affairs as chairman of Enyimba International FC, Aba,” Otti stated.

Kanu Nwankwo at Enyimba
Enyimba celebrate winning the 2022/2023 Nigerian Premier League season| Imago images

“Driving Youths and Sports Development to enviable heights is one of the core visions of my administration. The task is humongous, and the real challenge before you is to raise the bar.”

“Kanu, we want to see Enyimba shine on the continental and global stage again. You have the support of our government and the teeming fans of this great club.”

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