Nigeria and Arsenal football legend Nwankwo Kanu, says he’s challenged by the latest deal entered into by his former club with telecommunications giants MTN and will do anything in his powers to ensure that the London side has a reputable academy in the country.
Kanu, who also featured for such great clubs as Ajax Amsterdam and Inter Milan, said he now feels duty bound especially now that MTN has brought his former club closer to Nigerians.
“I have been thinking of what Arsenal can do for Nigeria and Nigerians now I think MTN has given me a clue and it’s time to act and bring an academy from my former club here. I am sure they will listen to me”.
He thanked MTN for the partnership with Arsenal and declared that all Nigerians are already beneficiaries of the deal, going by the assurances he got from Arsenal officials present at the event held last Saturday in Lagos.
The Arsenal -MTN deal will last for an initial period of two years and is subject to renewal.
At the occasion, top sports journalists and fans were rewarded by a raffle draw for a trip to watch top games of the EPL in London.
Complete Sports Editor, Dare Esan, was one of the lucky ones alongside Channels TV, Manager, Sports Austin Okon-Akpan. Several subscribers all over the country also won tickets, all expenses paid to London at the occasion which was ably anchored by Mike Mayaiki, Charles Anazodo and Deji Omotoyinbo