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Kanu set to take over as Enyimba FC chairman

Former Super Eagles captain, Nwankwo Kanu, has been tipped to take over as the chairman of Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side, Enyimba FC, following the dissolution of the board last week.

The position was occupied by Felix Anyansi-Agwu, the longest-servicing chairman of the club side.

Recall that Anyansi-Agwu was in charge for a record 23 years, taking the club to lofty heights.

Kanu, a legend of Arsenal may then be in charge of the club having his former teammate in Ajax Amsterdam and the Super Eagles, Finidi George as the coach.

Both Kanu and Finidi won laurels for both club and country during their playing days.

Meanwhile, information reaching our desk insider in the Aba Elephants indicates that Anyansi-Agwu is doing all it takes to continue as Enyimba chairma, even as players and officials of the reigning Nigeria Professional Football League kings are already looking forward to life under the two-time Africa Player of the Year winner.

“It is true that [Nwankwo] Kanu has been named as our new chairman, but our former boss Anyansi is doing everything possible to hold on to that position,” the source who pleaded anonymity said.

“Well, I don’t know what informed this decision, but in life, only change is constant. I can hint you that most of the players and officials are excited with this development and can’t wait to get going under the football legend.”

Under Anyansi, Enyimba has risen from a relatively unknown status to one of Africa’s most successful clubs.

Aside from helping the Aba-based outfit emerge as NPFL winners for a record nine time, he played a key role as the team ruled Africa twice – first in 2003, then defending their title successfully in 2004.

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