Kanu distances self from controversial sports firm

Kanu Nwako played as a striker and  later captained the Nigerian national team for 16 years from 1994 until 2010

Kanu Nwako played as a striker and later captained the Nigerian national team for 16 years from 1994 until 2010

From AUGUSTINE OSAYANDE in Abuja, Nigeria
ABUJA, (CAJ News) – FORMER Nigeria national soccer team captain, Kanu Nwankwo, has disassociated himself from Capstone Sports Management, the United Kingdom-based company.

The former African Footballer of the Year, who starred for some clubs in the UK, alerted general public, clubs and other football stakeholders he had nothing to do with the company.

“This is to inform the general public, clubs and all sports business marketers, agents, directors of football in Europe, Africa, Asia, America and anywhere in the world that Kanu Nwankwo, ex Arsenal and former national captain of Nigeria, hereby declares publicly that any company and clubs as well as football stakeholders dealing with Mr Samuel Okoronkwo of Capstone Sports Management UK is doing it on their own risk henceforth be careful,” Nwankwo said.

This follows allegations the company had been using the name of the football legend to raise its profile.

Okoronkwo, whose profile suggests he is a leading barrister with 29 years of commercial, professional and legal practice experience, runs Capstone Sports Management.

Capstone Sports Management made headlines for the wrong reasons in 2013 after Arsenal sued the company, which was a corporate box holder at the Emirates Stadium, for £375 000 after an alleged bust up over unsliced bread

The football side launched a High Court writ against the company amid claims it stopped paying for executive seats after Arsenal staff refused slice bread the company’s guests had brought into the team’s corporate box.

CAJ News

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