Dutch Legend Confesses – Kanu Has Something Special In Him Just Like Finidi


Legendary Dutch forward Marc Overmars says the talent of Kanu Nwankwo and Finidi George was clear to see from the first day they arrived at Ajax.


Overmars share same dressing room with the Nigerian duo before reuniting with Kanu once again at Arsenal, remembers clearly the impression the Nigerian made on him and his other teammates wheb they arrived at Ajax from Nigeria.

In an interview in the January edition of the Arsenal Magazine, which is on arsenal.com, Overmars who also played for Barcelona, confessed both Finidi and Kanu had qualities that were admired back then at Ajax by other players.

“I don’t think Kanu had ever played on a normal pitch before he joined us at Ajax,” the Dutchman said, laughing.

“He didn’t know where to run. I remember once he had to take a throw-in and we called for the ball, so he pushed the ball out from his chest!

“These guys didn’t have the education as young players but we saw in the first training session that they were special. Kanu had so much quality and it was the same with Finidi George.

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“They had something that we didn’t have. We had all learned how to play football on the streets, but their football upbringing was much more raw, and you can see how they benefitted from that.”