Former Arsenal Star Kanu Nwakwo to Lead Enyimba as Chairman

by: Evolve


Abia State Governor, Alex Otti, has made an extraordinary move that is set to revolutionize Enyimba International Football Club.

In a groundbreaking announcement, Otti has appointed the legendary Nigerian football icon and former Arsenal striker, Kanu Nwankwo, as the new Chairman and Sole Administrator of the prestigious club.

This decision marks a new era for Enyimba, as they welcome a leader with an illustrious career and a wealth of experience to guide them towards even greater achievements.

Kanu Nwankwo, affectionately known as Papilo, is a revered figure in the world of football.

His remarkable journey, which saw him shine at top-tier clubs and the Nigerian national team, has earned him a place among the sport’s greatest legends.

Known for his exceptional skills, visionary play, and extraordinary goal-scoring ability, Kanu brings an unparalleled level of expertise to his new role.

This appointment comes as Chief Felix Anyansi steps down after an impressive 24-year tenure at Enyimba International.

Under Chief Anyansi’s guidance, the club achieved remarkable success, securing two CAF Champions League titles, two CAF Super Cup titles, nine NPL titles, and four Fed Cup titles.

As Kanu Nwankwo assumes his position, he faces the exhilarating challenge of building upon this rich legacy and propelling the club to new heights.

Joining Kanu in this exciting endeavor is Finidi George, another former Nigerian international, who will serve as the club’s coach.

The duo’s shared history as teammates at Ajax in 1995 fosters a sense of camaraderie and familiarity, providing a solid foundation for their collaboration at Enyimba International.

With their combined experience and profound understanding of the game, the club is poised for tremendous growth and success.

Governor Alex Otti, a fervent supporter of Enyimba International, has always been committed to their triumphs in African competitions, particularly the quest for the coveted CAF Champions League title.

By appointing Kanu Nwankwo, Otti demonstrates his unwavering dedication to providing the club with the necessary resources and exceptional leadership to achieve their ambitions.




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