Tuesday Sep 13, 2016. 09:07
Former Arsenal star Nwankwo Kanu has said he will miss his mother, who passed on last week.
“The loss of Mama is hard to bear. She is a rock that stood by me and all my siblings,” lamented Kanu.
“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.”
Kanu’s older brother played for Bendel Insurance, while younger brother posted stints in Holland.