Uchenna Kanu: 5 reasons why the Super Falcons star is the next Agba Baller

Already touted as one of Africa’s best, Uchenna Kanu is one of the most prolific Nigerian footballers of her generation.

The Super Falcons of Nigeria have a rich history of talented players.

Over the years, we’ve seen names like Perpetua Nkwocha, Mercy Akide-Udoh, Kikelomo Ajayi, Asisat Oshoala, amongst others shine for the national team on the big stage.

However, the new generation of Super Falcons stars are already stepping up and making their mark.

Uchenna Kanu

One name which stands out amongst them is Uchenna Kanu.

At just 26 years old, Kanu has already showed why she is one of the brightest sparks of the Super Falcons team, making her a prime candidate to lead the team in the near future.

In this article, Pulse Sports details five compelling reasons why Uchenna Kanu is poised to be the focal point of the Super Falcons attack

1. Kanu’s prolificacy in front of goal

Uchenna Kanu

Uchenna Kanu’s goal-scoring prowess is nothing short of remarkable.

Whether it is for her club or country, she consistently finds the back of the net with ease.

Her ability to score crucial goals in key moments makes her a valuable asset for any team.

As of April 2024, Kanu has featured in over 89 matches, scoring 32 goals in her club career.

With the Super Falcons, she has scored 20 goals in more than 30 appearances for the national team.

2. Kanu’s admirable consistency

Kanu’s stellar performances are not limited to one arena.

Uchenna Kanu

She has consistently delivered for both her club and the Nigerian national team, showcasing her versatility and adaptability across different playing environments.

Her consistency and availability for the national side is another reason why she has been widely lauded for her dedication and talent.

3. She is an Integral member of the Super Falcons

Super Falcons star Uchenna Kanu

Kanu has already established herself as an integral part of the Super Falcons squad.

Her presence in attack is a serious threat to opposing teams, having managed to occasionally start ahead of iconic forward, Asisat Oshoala “Agba Baller”.

And her contributions in attack have earned her the admiration of teammates and fans alike.

4. Leadership qualities

Uchenna Kanu Super Falcons

While Kanu may have only reach her prime, her leadership qualities are undeniable.

Kanu has been lauded for her work ethic, determination, and commitment to leaving it all on the pitch for the Super Falcons.

Her ability to also inspire and motivate those around her makes her a natural choice for future leadership roles within the team.

Off the pitch, her contributions to the society is noteworthy, toeing the path of her Super Falcons colleague Asisat Oshoala, as well as a few others who have set up projects to empower females in Nigeria.

5. There is potential for her long-term success

Uchenna Kanu

At just 26 years old, Kanu has already achieved a remarkable level of success in her career.

With many years of playing ahead of her, she has the potential to continue evolving as a player and a leader.

Before her move to the NWSL, she led Mexican club Tigres UANL, to their sixth Liga MX Femenil title, having scored 20 goals in 30 appearances for the club.

Her prolific form earned her a lucrative move to NWSL side Racing Louisville, where she has wasted no time in announcing herself to the league.

Uchenna Kanu Super Falcons

Kanu already leads the goal scoring charts with 4 goals in 5 appearances so far in the 2023-24 NWSL campaign.

As she continues to shine on the pitch, her influence both on and off the field will undoubtedly grow, solidifying her position as a future leader of the Super Falcons.

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