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Veteran Nigerian footballer and former Arsenal forward, Nwakwo Kanu, has been appointed by Imo state governor, Hon Emeka Ihedioha, as Senior Special Assistant on sports matters.

According to a statement issued by the governor’s aide on new media, Izuchukwu Akwarandu, governor Ihedioha on Wednesday made the announcement at the Government House in Owerri, the state capital when the former Nigerian player visited him.

The statement reads: “The governor, Emeka Ihedioha, received one of the country’s football legends, Kanu Nwankwo, at the Government House, Owerri, on August 14, 2019.

“Papilo, as 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.”

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