Former Arsenal Player Kanu To 400 Teens Nigerians In Canada

Published on: 11 March 2016

Former Super Eagles striker, Nwankwo Kanu has devised another means of helping young Nigerians achieve their dreams in football.

From August 1, 2016, kids from all over the world, (U-11 and U-18) will converge in Alliston ON, Toronto, Canada, for the first Residential Soccer camp being put together by the Kanu Soccer Academy.

The camp which has been divided into two phases will see over kids from Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas go through intensive soccer training, moral and educational lessons.

The children will also be exposed to modern training methods, come in contact with their counterparts from other cultures and interact with soccer greats, particularly Kanu Nwankwo's contemporaries during the active years of his illustrious career.

Players like Thierry Henry, Denis Bergkamp, Didier Drogba, Patrick Viera, and Ronaldo de Lime are some of the former stars to take on the kids. Each kid is to pay $6,000.

Co-ordinator of the camp, Abi Goodman told The Guardian in Lagos yesterday that the first phase of the camp would last from August 1-14, while the second phase holds from August 15-28, 2016.