Former Super Eagles
captain, Austin Okocha is 33rd on the list of top 100 best foreign
players to feature in the English Premiere League, according to
acclaimed football magazine, FourFourTwo.
Arsenal striker and Nigerian Captain, Nwankwo Kanu is 78 on the list.
The magazine described him as the “Nigerian with telescopic legs”
is a magician” explained former Arsenal team mate Gilberto, “and
sometimes I’m not sure he knows what he’s going to do next with the
“The Nigerian with the telescopic legs was a bewitching
force in the Gunners team during the early noughties, often teeing up
Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp with mind-boggling dummies and flicks.
Many of his own Arsenal goals were also sublime, including a
back-heeled volley at Middlesbrough in 1999 and a stupendous hat-trick
at Stamford Bridge in his side’s incredible 3-2 win. Kanu demonstrated
that there was life after Arsenal, too, netting the Wembley winner to
help Portsmouth win the FA in 2008.
Erswhile Super Eagles forward, Yakubu Aiyegbeni was also listed in the top 100 players. See that and more here: