Retired Nigerian footballer,Kanu Nwankwo has just been appointed as Senior Special Assistant on Sports matters to Imo State Governor, Chukwuemeka Ihedioha.
The appointment, which will be the football legend’s first political appointment since he retired from football in 2011 was confirmed in a statement issued by the Special Assistant on New Media to the governor, Izuchukwu Akwarandu.The statement reads, “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 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.”
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Recall that the native of Aro, a sub-group of the Igbo ethnic group of Abia State began his football career in Imo state with Iwuanyanwu Nationale.