Sports Kanu Nwankwo Congratulates Nigeria's U-23, Arsenal On their Victories Last Weekend

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Former Super Eagles captain, Nwankwo Kanu, congratulated the Nigeria's U-23 team for scaling the Claude Le Roy's scare in Congo.

The Dream Team VI reached the African U-23 championship after playing a goalless draw with Congo and progressing on a 2-1 aggregate last Sunday.

Kanu, who was a member of the 1996 U-23 team that won gold medal for Nigeria in men's football category said on his social media handle that the Dream Team still need a lot of prayers to pick a ticket for next year's Rio 2016 Olympic games.

The top three teams at the competition will represent Africa at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

The 39-year-old expressed his excitement on Twitter following the matches on Sunday.

“Well done Arsenal,” Kanu wrote.

“Well done our Nigerian Dream Team, well done Siasia and the team.”

“Let’s pray for our Nigeria Olympic team to win in Congo. I wish Siasia and the team good luck and all the best in the match,” he wrote.

Kanu also took time to congratulate his former club, Arsenal following their Community Shield victory over Chelsea on Sunday.

The 39-year old former African Footballer of the year also won the same title with Arsenal three years later. Punch