By Akeem Busari
Nigerian and African football legend, Nwankwo Kanu, has expressed optimism that the world would come out better and stronger from the deadly Corona virus pandemic currently ravaging the world.
The former Super Eagles captain and Arsenal star, while speaking with journalists remarked that the present health situation in the world is a phase that would soon fade away. According to the ex- Inter Milan striker, the Covid-19 pandemic is another opportunity for people of the world to become closer to God, be more humane and also appreciate each other.
” This is the first time in recent decades that the whole world is experiencing a near total shutdown not for warfare, but due to health issues. It shows how feeble and panicky we are as human beings.
” Did you ever thought that sports could be shutdown all over the world? That we won’t be able to play or watch the beautiful game of football? This is a time for sober reflections and of course, a reapraisal our lives as human beings,” he admonished.
Nwankwo Kanu, who is also the president of the fast spreading and biggest football academy in West Africa, the Kanu International Football Academy (KIFA), went ahead to advise Nigerians not to panic and rush into heating up the atmosphere with panicky actions.
” We should not panic. Let’s take things easy and cautiously, by following the health tips on how to avoid or treat the virus. By the grace of God, we shall surely overcome this challenge,” Kanu advised.