Felix Anyansi-Agwu, the seasoned administrator and chairman of the Aba Elephants, is determined to retain his position despite being replaced by Nwankwo Kanu, a Nigerian and Arsenal legend. The Abia State Government appointed Kanu as the new boss of the Peoples’ Elephant, putting an end to Anyansi’s 24-year reign as chairman.
According to a reliable source within the Aba Elephants, players and officials of the reigning Nigeria Professional Football League champions are excited about the appointment of Kanu and are looking forward to working under the two-time Africa Player of the Year winner. The source also revealed that Anyansi is doing everything possible to hold on to his position.
Under Anyansi’s leadership, Enyimba has transformed from a relatively unknown club to one of Africa’s most successful teams. The club has won the NPFL title a record nine times and has also been crowned champions of Africa twice, in 2003 and 2004.
Kanu’s appointment as chairman will reunite him with his former international teammate, Finidi George. Both players were part of the Ajax team that won the UEFA Champions League in 1995. Kanu started his professional career with Iwuanyanwu Nationale (now Heartland) before going on to play for Inter Milan, Arsenal, West Bromwich Albion, and Portsmouth.
During his time at Arsenal, Kanu was a member of the famous “Invincibles” squad that went unbeaten throughout the 2003-2004 English Premier League season. Now, he aims to lead Enyimba to success in the upcoming CAF Champions League and secure their tenth NPFL title.
Change is constant in life, and although Anyansi may be reluctant to let go of his position, the excitement and anticipation among the players and officials of Enyimba suggest that they are ready for a new era under Kanu’s leadership. As they embark on this new chapter, they hope to achieve more success and continue Enyimba’s legacy as one of Africa’s top football clubs.