Nwankwo Kanu Extends Portsmouth Deal To One-Year

_kanu_782260c Portsmouth striker Nwankwo Kanu has penned a new, one-year contract in order to continue his employment at the south-coast outfit, as confirmed by the club’s official website.

The leggy Nigerian striker had inked a one-month deal earlier in the summer, but has done enough to convince manager Paul Hart that he is worthy of a permanent place on the club’s roster for the entirety of the season.

Kanu has made 98 appearances for Pompey, 43 of them as a substitute, and scored 21 goals. He joined the Fratton Park club following two seasons at West Bromwich Albion.

The international – Africa’s most decorated footballer – has played a crucial part in the club’s recent domestic success, as it was his goal in May 2008, against Cardiff City – the solitary strike of the final – that won Pompey their second FA Cup.

Kanu has led an illustrious career playing for some of the globe’s greatest clubs including Ajax, Inter and Arsenal.

He is a Champions League winner, a UEFA Cup winner, a two-time African Footballer of the Year, and an “Invincible” with Arsenal.


~ by footballdirecta on September 2, 2009.

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