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valteena
Jun 12, 2011, 04:58 PM
Ha ha ha ha Me sef see am so, na indulgence now. The odd man out he was. Good to see all those ex super eagle lol and see them still in good shape too.

NVS/Supersport
Jun 12, 2011, 07:15 PM
Eagles Stars fly past Kanu Friends

11 June 2011,
‘Super Eagles Stars', made up of past and present Nigeria stars, defeated a star-studded ‘Kanu Friends' 3-1 in a testimonial for Nwankwo Kanu.

Over 15 000 fans defied the torrential rains in ‘The City of excellence' Lagos to say goodbye to Nwankwo Kanu the international football star at the Teslim Balogun Stadium on Saturday. Fittingly, Kanu opened scoring, before Ikechukwu Uche doubled the lead for the ‘Super Eagles Stars' just before halftime. Emmanuel Adebayor reduced the tally late in the second half, only for Uche to get his brace at the tail end of this entertaining kick about, whose kick-off was delayed by over an hour.

The Super Eagles Stars included Finidi George, Uche Okechukwu, Mutiu Adepoju, Ike Shorunmu, Yakubu Aiyegbeni, Peter Rufai, Danny Shittu, Daniel Amokachi, and Joseph Yobo ‘Kanu Friends' lined up the likes of Samuel Eto'o, Rigobert Song, Stephane Mbia, Jean Makoun (Cameroon), Benjani (Zimbabwe), Sulley Muntari, Samuel Kuffour (Ghana), Emmanuel Eboue (CIV), Emmanuel Adebayor (Togo) as well as Austin ‘Jay Jay' Okocha and Taye Taiwo. Chelsea and Ghana star Michael Essien was also on the sidelines.

Kanu, 34, has been an international since May 1994 and on this day in Lagos, he threw in the towel so as to concentrate on his club career as well as his heart foundation. Two-time African Footballer of the Year ‘Papilo' led Nigeria to win an historic Olympic gold in 1996.

He also featured at three World Cups, in 1998, 2002 and 2010.

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Ph3y
Jun 12, 2011, 07:15 PM
<h1>Eagles Stars fly past Kanu Friends</h1>
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<p>11 June 2011,</p>
<p>‘Super Eagles Stars', made up of past and present Nigeria stars, defeated a star-studded ‘Kanu Friends' 3-1 in a testimonial for Nwankwo Kanu.</p>
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Over 15 000 fans defied the torrential rains in ‘The City of excellence' Lagos to say goodbye to Nwankwo Kanu the international football star at the Teslim Balogun Stadium on Saturday.
<p>Fittingly, Kanu opened scoring, before Ikechukwu Uche doubled the lead for the ‘Super Eagles Stars' just before halftime. Emmanuel Adebayor reduced the tally late in the second half, only for Uche to get his brace at the tail end of this entertaining kick about, whose kick-off was delayed by over an hour.</p>
<p>The Super Eagles Stars included Finidi George, Uche Okechukwu, Mutiu Adepoju, Ike Shorunmu, Yakubu Aiyegbeni, Peter Rufai, Danny Shittu, Daniel Amokachi, and Joseph Yobo ‘Kanu Friends' lined up the likes of Samuel Eto'o, Rigobert Song, Stephane Mbia, Jean Makoun (Cameroon), Benjani (Zimbabwe), Sulley Muntari, Samuel Kuffour (Ghana), Emmanuel Eboue (CIV), Emmanuel Adebayor (Togo) as well as Austin ‘Jay Jay' Okocha and Taye Taiwo. Chelsea and Ghana star Michael Essien was also on the sidelines.</p>
<p>Kanu, 34, has been an international since May 1994 and on this day in Lagos, he threw in the towel so as to concentrate on his club career as well as his heart foundation. Two-time African Footballer of the Year ‘Papilo' led Nigeria to win an historic Olympic gold in 1996.</p>
<p>He also featured at three World Cups, in 1998, 2002 and 2010.</p>
<p><i>www.mtnfootball.com</i></p>
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<td><a rel="Kanu" class="jcepopup" target="_blank" title="Kanu and Friends" href="images/stories/news/Kanu/Kanu05.jpg"><img alt="Kanu01" src="images/stories/news/Kanu/Kanu05.jpg" height="234" width="353" /></a></td>
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No Smoking
Jun 12, 2011, 08:34 PM
Good gesture on the part of all concerned. They seem to have enjoyed the occasion, too... :D

finklestein
Jun 13, 2011, 08:57 AM
Kanu 34? I think 44 is more like it. Kanu is phasing himself out of footballing because of his age.

Odinaka
Jun 13, 2011, 10:08 AM
Thank you Kanu

Fashola is something else. Even makes out time for such an event, in addition to playing football. Would like to see him give the presidency a shot some day.

No Smoking
Jun 13, 2011, 11:19 AM
Did Fashola too play? I can see him in pix 3....na him belle big pass for the phorro..

Didn't figure this out till I saw Odinaka's post. Gov Fashola never played for the Eagles, did he? If he did not, then he shouldn't be in the Eagles (past & present) line out in Pix 3... :eek:

Auspicious
Jun 13, 2011, 11:56 AM
Thank you Kanu

Fashola is something else. Even makes out time for such an event, in addition to playing football. Would like to see him give the presidency a shot some day.

You spoke my mind, Odinaka on two things:

1. Fashola being 'something else'

2. Him giving some 'shot' someday :wink:

You gotta love the guy; he so cut from a different cloth, compared to the rest of our leaders!
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Edmo
Jun 13, 2011, 01:40 PM
I still regret that Westerhof did not play the young and lanky Kanu in USA 94. With him and JJ in midfield we could have defeated Italy in that epic game. 6 months later we saw him capture Europe with Ajax and proved pundicts wrongs - Pele played world cup with 17. Anyway, I salute you for all these years, bro.

Fashola for president 2015. Ehmm, does anybody have problem with that?????????

Godwin
Jun 14, 2011, 10:25 AM
http://www.nigeriavillagesquare.com/images/stories/news/Kanu/Kanu03.jpg

Standing (L-R) Fanny Amun, Finidi George, Dan Amokachi, Chukwu Ndukwe, Uche
Okechukwu, Mutiu Adepoju, Danny Shittu, Yakubu Aiyegbeni, Ike Shoroumu,
Obinna Nwaneri, Raji Fashola, Nwankwo Kanu

Below (L-R) Wahidi Akanni, John Utaka, Onyekachi Okonkwo, Uwa Echiejile, Ike Uche,
Ogbonna Kanu, Kalu Uche

Godwin
Jun 14, 2011, 11:02 AM
http://www.nigeriavillagesquare.com/images/stories/news/Kanu/Kanu01.jpg

Standing (L-R) Peterside Idah, --- , Samuel Eto'o, Samuel Kuffour, --- , Benjani
Mwaruwaru, Anthony Baffoe, Kalilou Fadiga, Stephen Keshi, Jo Bonfrere, Monday Odigie

Below (L-R) Herman Hreidarsson, George Boateng, Emmnual Eboue, Jean Makoun,
Stephan Mbia, Rigobert Song

Anioma777
Jun 14, 2011, 08:08 PM
What a great tribute to a great player and great Nigerian. Good to see players past and present grace the occasion. Good to see Fashola taking part...big belly or not the man represented.

KANUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!

@NVS/Supersport Guest

Thanks for posting the pictures :D

Unregistre
Jun 17, 2011, 04:54 AM
Fashola represents any day, any time.

No Smoking
Jun 17, 2011, 11:14 PM
Fashola represents any day, any time.

But an impostor in a Super Eagles team... :eek: