Kanu Nwankwo has announced the death of his mother who died last Thursday.
The two-time African footballer of the year spoke to Papilonews on the death of Mrs. Kanu who raised three sons that played professional football, ex-Bendel United player, Godwin, Nwankwo and Ogbonna, who played for several club sides in Europe.
Speaking, “The loss of Mama is hard to bear. She is a rock that stood by me and all my siblings. She showed us equal love and affection, and always prayed for each and every one of us.
“Her support and prayers for me right from the beginning of my playing career till the end were invaluable. Her guidance also went a very long way into moulding me into the man I am today. She taught me to love, and to give. I will miss her, but God knows best.”