Henry delighted to be in Nigeria, rates Kanu as Nigeria's best players

By Augustine Akhilomen

Former Arsenal striker, Thierry Henry has admitted that former Super Eagles striker, Nwankwo Kanu remains one of Nigeria's best players that he has ever met.

The French star made this revelation when he arrived Nigeria on Sunday to grace the ‘Watch a Match with Thierry Henry’, which was also attended by ex-Nigeria internationals Victor Ikpeba, Peter Rufai, Mutiu Adepoju, Finidi George, and Austin Eguavoen.

''Happy to be first time in Nigeria, I have met with Kanu, Ikpeba, they always say you have to go (Nigeria) they love the game there, I knew that for a fact, I grew up watching the Super Eagles that in 1994 and before that a lot of Nigerians played in France, Siasia, late Stephen Keshi,'' Henry said.

''When those guys played that was how I knew Nigeria but they played in France and did well and the Super Eagles backed it up in 1994 World Cup.''

Henry added: ''Kanu is always happy, positive. He was really good, very good. Everyone knew it. He was very calm, just unbelievable. It was a privilege playing with him.''
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