Thierry Henry crowned Igwe in Lagos

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Former Arsenal and France international striker Thierry Henry has been crowned the Igwe of football by Nigerian fans.

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The legend is in Lagos for the Guinness Made of Black programme and had arrived Nigeria in a sport track sweater.

Fondly called Igwe by Nigerian fans apparently because of his goal-scoring prowess during his career that ended in 2014, fans conferred the title on him at Landmark Event Centre, Victoria Island.

At the coronation, the 40-year-old was dressed up in traditional ‘Igwe’ attire from igbo clan in Nigeria.

He relieved the memory of playing alongside Kanu Nwakwo in Arsenal.

According to him, “It’s just the truth. Kanu was an underrated player, so humble, nice guy, everything about him was positive. We all know that famous turn that he had, even watching him on television, I was learning his dribbling style. He was always good and a good guy too.

‘Like I said, if we go down to technique, Kanu was very good. Kolo Toure was very tough, Lauren had good technique too until he was moved to right-back.”


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