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Nwankwo Kanu confirms death of mum

Nigerian football legend, Nwankwo Kanu, has confirmed the death of his mother, Susan Iheme Kanu.


According to Kanu’s official news website,, the matriarch of the Kanu family gave up the ghost on Thursday.

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An emotional Kanu, eulogizing his late mum, described her as a great pillar of strength to the entire family.

His words: “The loss of Mama is hard to bear. She is a rock that stood by me and all my siblings. She showed us equal love and affection, and always prayed for each and every one of us.

“Her support and prayers for me right from the beginning of my playing career till the end were invaluable. Her guidance also went a very long way into moulding me into the man I am today. She taught me to love, and to give. I will miss her, but God knows best.”

Mama Kanu had the rare privilege of raising three sons who played professional football. Aside Olympic Gold medal winning legend Nwankwo, her eldest son, Godwin, played for Bendel United and her last son, Ogbonna, played for Ajax Amsterdam amongst other clubs.

Burial arrangements are yet to be concluded as the family is still getting to grips with the shock of her demise.

13 Comments on Nwankwo Kanu confirms death of mum

  1. rip

    may the almighty give papillo and the entire family the fortitude to bear the loss


  2. What a sad story


  3. He made her Proud before she passed on. May God Bless her for raising a wonderful son.


  4. God should be with her soul RIPP


  5. okoro precious // September 13, 2016 at 8:26 am // Reply

    sad news indeed…may her soul rest in peace


  6. Adesanya ifeoluwa // September 13, 2016 at 8:27 am // Reply

    May she rest in peace


  7. E ya sorry


  8. May her soul rest in peace


  9. Papilo, please accept our condolence on the death of your beloved mum!


  10. may her soul rest in peace


  11. Eternal rest grant unto her oh Lord and let perpetual light shine upon her.


  12. May her departed soul rest in Peace. Amen. Papilo pls take heart.


  13. May her soul rest in perfect peace, amen


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