The recent rivalry between the Chipolopolo of Zambia and the Super Eagles of Nigeria didn’t stop Zambian fans from trooping out in their numbers to welcome Nigerian football legend Kanu Nwankwo to their country as part of the Emirates FA Cup Trophy Tour of Zambia.
London club Arsenal have won the trophy in three of the last four editions and it was appropriate for a former player Kanu, an African cum Nigerian icon, to headline the trophy tour as fans were given the opportunity to catch a glimpse of their idol.
As part of the tour, the former Super Eagles captain visited the Zambian football community at Kamwala High School on a coaching clinic. He was also at the Radisson Blu on Friday night where he shared experiences from his football journey with clubs like Ajax Amsterdam, Inter Milan, West Brom and many more.
At Radisson Blu, the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Sports, Agness Musunga, presented Kanu Nwankwo with a Zambian national team jersey. Other dignitaries at the event include Zambia national team coach Wedson Nyirenda, 2012 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) winning captain Christopher Katongo and many more.
Nigeria have had the better of the recent meetings between the two nations with Arsenal star Alex Iwobi getting the only goal of the game as the Super Eagles sealed a 1-0 victory over Zambia last week Saturday thereby securing a spot at next year’s FIFA World Cup in Russia.