Retired Nigerian Footballer, Kanu Nwankwo is officially a football legend.

The International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) have named Nigeria’s Nwankwo Kanu in the list of top 48 legends of football worldwide.

Kanu played as a striker. He was a member of and later captained the Nigerian national team for 16 years from 1994 until 2010.

The body released the first phase of the list which also includes Brazilian greats Pele and Ronaldo da Lima.

Other notable Africans who made the list are former World player of the year George Oppong Weah, Roger Milla, Rabah Medjer, Muhammed Aboutrika, Mohmud El-Khatub and former Bafana Bafana captain Lucas Radebe.

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