Former Super Eagles captain, Nwankwo Kanu has described retired Cote d’Ivoire striker, Didier Drogba as a legend of football, which did so much for the round leather game in Africa and the world at large.
Footballlive.ng reports that ‘Papilo’ stated as much in his goodwill message, as he joined the soccer world in raining accolades on the former Olympique Marseille of France and Chelsea of England star.
Kanu’s message came after ‘DD’ took to Twitter on Wednesday to thank his fans, family, teammates and colleagues for helping his soccer career and providing useful support to guide his ways of life.
The 40-year-old Ivorien announced earlier this year that he was set to retire from football and, though he appeared to hesitate since then, he eventually confirmed the end of his career with Phoenix Rising of USA.
In reaction, Kanu remarked that Drogba made the best of his twilight days in the American second division and predicted that the once fearsome top striker will be equally successful after active football.
The former Arsenal attacker stated further that he wishes Drogba success in his future endeavours as a retired footballer, and th best of luck in all that he lays his hands upon henceforth.
Kanu stated: “Congratulations and I wish you good luck and all the best in your future career and well done for all your contributions to football in Africa and the world.”