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Thomas Partey: genius Kanu is my idol

Partey on Kanu

Partey on Kanu: ‘he’s a genius, the best I’ve ever watched, says Thomas Partey.

Partey has confessed his wide-eyed admiration for Super Eagles’ legend, Kanu Nwankwo since he was a kid.

The Ghanaian, who’s played against the likes of Xavi, Andrés Iniesta and a constellation of other midfield superstars, also ranked Kanu above them all, highlighting him as a “genius”. 


“Nwankwo Kanu is my idol. He’s the best midfielder I’ve ever seen play football. He was a genius,” the 24-year-old told CSN while his ‘Atleti’ were in the country for GOtv Max Cup International friendly which his team won 3-2 but not without labouring for it. 

The Ghanaian also revealed his reverence for Super Eagles’ captain John Mikel Obi and his easy-peasy style of style of play. 

“I’m a huge admirer of Mikel Obi. I like the way he keeps things very simple on the pitch and makes it seem so simple and easy to do.”

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