Former Super Eagles’ captain Nwankwo Kanu, through his manager, Onyebuchi Abia has confirmed the sale of Papilo FC.

Scorenigeria reported that Kanu sold Papilo's slot in the Nigeria National League (NNL) to Calabar Rovers.

Reports have it that the former Arsenal striker was frustrated over bias by match officials, who he claims do favour government-owned clubs.

On why Kanu sold the club, his manager, Abia quashed talks of frustration and cited Kanu’s passion to channel his funds towards his youth football academy as the reason for selling the club

According to Abia, the former Eagles’ captain believes his academy (Kanu Academy) has more prospect.


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“Yes I can confirm to you that he has sold Papilo FC,” Abia, as quoted by TheCableng.

“His plans now is to channel his finances on his pet project, the Kanu Academy, which he adores as a future prospect.

“He does not want to be drawn into the stories that teams that win in the league are teams that spend money and not the best teams.

“Kanu is a major stakeholder in Nigerian football and desires all that is positive for Nigerian football.”


Published in Awa Football