Once he was part of the invincible Arsenal team that went unbeaten through the 2003/2004 season in the Premier League, but now he is broken.
The nigerian football legend Nwankwo Kanu, who today have reached 42 years old, has lost all of her prizes.
he tells This to Premium Times.
Kanu ended up in a legal clinch with the nigerian authorities concerning a hotel complex, which he owns in the nigerian capital, Lagos.
The former footballer had agreed with the authorities that no one had to be in the building, while the trial why he thought that everything was relatively peaceful.
But it was not to be.
All prizes are gone. Photo: Private
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During a stay in London was Kanu informed that the ’unknown people’ had seized the hotel in which the Arsenal-the icon's trophies, medals and other awards were placed.
Including medals from a Champions League victory, UEFA Cup, FA-Cup, and an OLYMPIC medal and the olympic torch, which he lifted at the OLYMPICS in London 2012.
- It is true. They have taken everything. Kanu was shattered when he got it to know, says his friend Shina Philips to Premium Times.
Even says Kanu:
They broke into my hotel without the permission of the court and took everything. It is so unfair. Why do they do it here against me? Why am I, who have done everything for our country, and which have won our national team, treated in this way? I don't understand it, he says.
Nwankwo Kanu played more than 100 matches for Arsenal between 1999 and 2004.
The real breakthrough in european football took however place in the years before, where he won three Dutch championships with Ajax and was changed into the Champions League final in 1995 which Ajax's young brood of players sensationally beat AC Milan 1-0.
the Year after he moved to Inter after having led Nigeria to olympic gold in Atlanta, where his heart problems, however, became known, and he had to undergo an operation, which blew his first season. He sat on the bench the whole match, since Inter in 1998 and won the UEFA Cup final against Lazio with 3-0 and was generally never any success in Italy, why he in 1999 moved to Arsenal.
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