Kanu: It was special winning CAF’s Best Player Award

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Former Arsenal star, Nwankwo Kanu, has recounted how he felt winning the prestigious CAF African Player of the Year award, describing the feeling and emotions as special.

The 43-year-old, who won numerous trophies in an illustrious career spanning 20 years, revealed that being crowned the continent’s best player is the ultimate reward for hardwork and sacrifice, using his own personal experience as a reference.

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“It is always a fantastic event, a special event for special people. Winning it during my time was so special. It is a reward for all the sacrifices, hardwork one has put in,” Kanu said on the live coverage of the event monitored by Sports Extra.

The Ex-Super Eagles star won the award twice in 1996 and 1999, making him the only Nigerian to have achieved the feat.

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