Nwankwo Kanu Named Ambassador for Ethiopia’s 2029 AFCON Bid

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Former Super Eagles captain Nwankwo Kanu has expressed his honor at being appointed as an Ambassador for Ethiopia’s bid to host the 2029 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), MySportDab Reports.

This prestigious appointment not only recognizes Kanu’s legendary status in football but also signifies Ethiopia’s ambition to secure the hosting rights for the continental tournament.

Kanu, renowned for his pivotal role in Nigeria’s U-23 Dream Team Olympic gold medal victory in 1996, described the appointment as a significant personal achievement that reflects positively on Nigeria.

He emphasized the privilege of being invited by Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, highlighting the leader’s vision and passion for football.

“The Ethiopian Prime Minister invited us and showed great enthusiasm for involving football legends in their bid,” Kanu stated. “It’s a tremendous honor to be appointed as Ambassadors for Ethiopia’s 2029 AFCON Bid. This recognition underscores the impact of Nigerian talent on the global football stage.”

Reflecting on the broader implications of his appointment, Kanu expressed gratitude for the acknowledgment of his contributions to football. “This recognition reaffirms that achievements speak volumes. It’s a proud moment for Nigeria to see one of its own recognized in such a manner,” he remarked.

Currently serving as chairman of Nigeria Premier Football League club, Enyimba FC, Kanu continues to contribute actively to football development both locally and internationally.

His appointment as Ambassador for Ethiopia’s AFCON bid further solidifies his enduring influence and commitment to the sport.

As Ethiopia pursues its bid to host AFCON 2029, Kanu’s role as Ambassador not only amplifies the country’s aspirations but also strengthens ties between African nations in promoting football excellence and continental unity.

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