Former Nigeria captain Nwankwo Kanu
Former Nigeria captain, Nwankwo Kanu has praised President Goodluck Jonathan (GCFR) for his huge support for and keen personal interest in Monday’s one-day Presidential Retreat on Sports held at the Banquet Hall of the State House, Abuja.
The fleet-footed ace, who is also Nigeria’s Football Ambassador, said: “I am ultimately impressed by President’s Jonathan’s personal interest in Nigeria sports. He has shown several times that he is a lover of the youth and a lover of sports.
“Anyone who is a lover of sports is a lover of the youth. And football is the King of sports. The President was very supportive of the idea of the Retreat and committed his time and energy to see to its success. This is no mean feat. I believe the whole country should appreciate His Excellency for this.”
Kanu, who captained the U-23 National Team to win the Olympic gold in Atlanta in 1996 and also won 86 caps for the Nigeria senior team, played in three FIFA World Cup finals – 1998, 2002 and 2010.
He added: “The Retreat was a very useful one. Most of the speakers contributed meaningfully and positively, to enrich a probable roadmap for the sustainable development of our sports.”