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Nwanko Kanu arrives in Zambia


African football legend Nwankwo Kanu says Zambia has a great team with massive potential to reach greater heights.


Kanu has praised the current Zambian squad, whom he said gave Nigeria a good run for their money in last weekend’s 2018 World Cup qualifier, which the Super Eagles won One nil.


He said Nigerians did not expect Zambia to be tough, especially after the Super Eagles’ 4-nil win over Cameroon in their previous game.


And Kanu has implored African teams that will be at the Russia World Cup next year to start preparing now.


He was speaking to journalists on arrival at the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport in Lusaka today.


Kanu, who is in Zambia for the first time is on an FA Cup trophy tour meant to give soccer fans a chance to see the trophy at close range.


And responding to a question on the participation of former Liberian football legend George Weah in that country’s presidential poll, Kanu said the action by Weah has opened doors for current and ex footballers to become leaders.


Meanwhile, Kanu will conduct a coaching clinic at Kamwala secondary school in Lusaka tomorrow.


ZNBC is the official media partner and the trophy is expected to be stationed at Radisson Blu Hotel where the public will view it and take photos.



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