Nwankwo Kanu Reunites With ‘Old Rival’ Ronaldinho [Photo]

African legend Nwankwo Kanu reunited with Brazil legend Ronaldinho and praised him for his impact in the football world.

Kanu shared some time with the two-time FIFA World Player of the Year.

During their active playing days, both players were prominent figures for their clubs as well as on the international scene.


Kanu broke the hearts of Brazilians with his brace that completed the Dream Team's 4-3 comeback victory against the South Americans in a semi-final game at the Atlanta '96 Olympics.

Seven years later, Ronaldinho made his way into the Brazil national team and helped the Selecao thrash the Super Eagles 3-0 in an international friendly at the Abuja National Stadium with the Nigerian Legend in action.


Apart from their rivalry on the international level, the duo enjoyed several successes at the club level that include UEFA Champions League triumph amongst others before hanging up their boots.

The former Arsenal forward who is now committed to helping the less privileged kids and saving lives through the Kanu Heart Foundation shared a picture of him hugging the former Barcelona and AC Milan star with a lovely caption:

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