Imo State governor, Emeka Ihedioha has announced the appointment of a former Super Eagles of Nigeria midfielder, Kanu Nwankwo as his Senior Special Assistant on Sports Matters .

A statement issued by the governor’ s aide on New Media, Izuchukwu Akwarandu said Ihedioha made the announcement on Wednesday at the Government House in Owerri, when the former Arsenal player paid him a visit.

“The governor, Emeka Ihedioha received one of the country’s football legends, Kanu Nwankwo at the Government House, Owerri on August 14, 2019.

“Papilo, as he is fondly called by his fans came to present his most recent CAF award which was given to him at the just concluded Nations Cup in Egypt to the sports-loving governor of Imo State. The star also presented a branded jersey to the governor.

“The governor, while welcoming the former Super Eagles goal poacher announced Kanu Nwankwo as his Senior Special Assistant on Sports,” the statement read.