Saturday, May 17, 2008

King Kanu!!!

It was the final of the English FA Cup today at the Wembley Stadium in London where my country men Nwankwo Kanu and John Utaka emerged winners with the Portsmouth FC team over Welsh team Cardiff City. Both Kanu and Utaka were the lead acts as they worked together to score the lone goal of the match. It was Kanu's crowning moment as he slipped the ball into the net from an Utaka cross that was parried by the Cardiff goalie. It's Kanu's third FA Cup win and Utaka's first. In the above photo (sorry it's not too clear) Kanu raises three fingers in the air signifying his third triumph. His story is an inspiring one. After suffering a life threatening heart disease about 12 years ago, he has gone on to play among the best in the world. Officially, Kanu is the most decorated African footballer ever having won the UEFA Champions League(1995), UEFA Cup(1997), 3 FA Cups, 2 English League trophies, the Dutch League, World Under 17 title(1993), and the Olympic Football gold in 1996.

Therefore you can understand when I dedicate today's photo to him even as I am in Lagos and he in London. All hail King Kanu!!!

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