Nigeria legend Kanu identifies Ighalo as Super Eagles' best player
Nigeria legend Kanu identifies Ighalo as Super Eagles' best player
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Nigeria legend Kanu identifies Ighalo as Super Eagles' best player

Former Super Eagles attacker Nwankwo Kanu has picked out Odion Ighalo as Nigeria’s talisman.

Kanu like most Nigerians is excited to see the Super Eagles getting over South Africa in tonight’s AFCON 2019 quarter-finals clash.

Speaking to CAF, the Arsenal legend was asked to name some of the best stars at AFCON 2019 - and Ighalo was one of his names alongside Africa’s best.

“You have every country with their own superstars. Egypt has Mo Salah, Senegal has Mane (Sadio), Nigeria has Ighalo (Odion). For me the stars are everyone and these are the players people will be looking at,” Kanu said to CAF.

 

Ighalo, a dangerous finisher

Kanu was also asked to reveal his best memories as a player at AFCON level.

“I think for me, every moment I played at the AFCON was memorable because not everyone has the chance to play in AFCON. If you are there it means a lot. But the games that I do remember were when we played against Cameroon, Ghana or the North African teams.”

“One match I remember was in 2004 when we beat Cameroon 2-1. That was a prestigious moment for us,” Kanu revealed.

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