Nwankwo Kanu, a renowned football icon and former captain of the Super Eagles, has been given a Marvel-themed tribute by being included as one of the first members of EA Sports FC 24 Heroes. This is a significant recognition in anticipation of the game’s much-awaited launch in September 2023.
King Kanu is the name given to Nwankwo Kanu in the EA SPORTS FC 24 Heroes list, along with 19 other football legends, including Ramirez.
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The former Nigeria forward stands alone as the only African representative in the esteemed EA SPORTS FC 24 Heroes list, a testament to his illustrious career for both club and country.
The immortalization of Nwankwo Kanu as the “King Kanu” came just days after EA Sports extended its partnership with the Premier League.
The release of King Kanu marks the era of EA SPORTS FC 24 game which will be available for pre-order, with innovative features and exciting gameplay, on September 29.
Kanu is renowned for being one of the first African players to secure victory in the Champions League, playing a pivotal role in the historic Ajax 1995 squad.
In addition to his club successes, Kanu was instrumental in guiding Nigeria to qualify for the World Cup in both 1998 and 2002, amassing an impressive 86 appearances and 12 goals for the Super Eagles. His significant contributions extended to the 1996 Olympic Games, where he was a vital member of the Nigeria team that secured a historic gold medal.
Beyond his on-pitch accomplishments, Nwankwo Kanu continues to make waves in the football world. As the new chairman of Nigerian Professional Football League champions, Enyimba FC, he is determined to bring his wealth of experience and passion for the sport to elevate the club to new heights.
His tenure as chairman has already been marked by success, as Enyimba clinched their ninth Nigerian Professional Football League title, securing a place in this year’s CAF Champions League tournament.
Nwankwo Kanu, a former Arsenal striker, is a well-known figure in African football. As gaming enthusiasts eagerly await the release of the FC24 game, Kanu’s legend continues to inspire football fans around the world.