Kanu loses mother

Kanu Nwankwo in his playing days

Kanu Nwankwo in his playing days

Former Super Eagles’ Captain, Nwankwo Kanu, has announced the death of his mother, who reportedly died on Thursday.

According to papilonews.com, an emotional Kanu eulogized his mum, whom he described as a great pillar of strength to the entire family.

“The loss of Mama is hard to bear. She is a rock that stood by all my siblings and me. She showed us equal love and affection, and always prayed for each and every one of us.

“Her support and prayers for me right from the beginning of my playing career till the end were invaluable. Her guidance also went a very long way into moulding me into the man I am today. She taught me to love, and to give. I will miss her, but God knows best,” Kanu said according to the report.

Kanu’s mother had the rare privilege of raising three sons, who played professional football.

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  • Emmyoz

    Sorry my brother, may she rest in perfect peace… And welcome to my club…… just give her a befitting burial it is your duty to bury your mum, I’m sure she will be smiling for having you as a son among others..

    • Ibu Anyi Danda

      What is difference between befitting burial and burial? , Na eziokwu Ind Igbo nwelu nsogbu.

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  • prince ethel

    My condolence dear papilo

  • Moses Okeafor

    A good mother indeed,my condolence 2 u and the entire family.ciao ciao mama.

  • Ipobsouthafrica Pretoria

    my sincere condolences to papilow

  • Vita

    Dear Mr. Kalu, may departed soul of your mother rest in peace. And may God grant the entire family the fortitude to bear the loss.