Henry salutes ’94 Eagles squad, rates Former mate Kanu high

Henry salutes ’94 Eagles squad, rates Former mate Kanu high

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has ranked former teammate Nwankwo Kanu the best player in the history of African football in terms of technique, adding that it was a privilege to play with him for five years.
Speaking at the Landmark Events, during ‘Watch a Match with Thierry Henry’, which was also attended by ex-Nigeria internationals Victor Ikpeba, Peter Rufai, Mutiu Adepoju, Finidi George, and Austin Eguavoen.

”Happy to be first time in Nigeria, I have met with Kanu, Ikpeba, they always say you have to go (Nigeria) they love the game there, I knew that for a fact, I grew up watching the Super Eagles that in 1994 and before that a lot of Nigerians played in France, Siasia, late Stephen Keshi,” Henry told reporters, including Daily Trust.

”When those guys played that was how I knew Nigeria but they played in France and did well and the Super Eagles backed it up in 1994 World Cup.”

Henry added: ”Kanu is always happy, positive. He was really good, very good. Everyone knew it. He was very calm, just unbelievable. It was a privilege playing with him.”

Henry and former African Footballer of the Year Victor Ikpeba were teammates at Ligue 1 club Monaco for six years, 1993 to 1999.

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