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Kanu Signs Contract Extension with The First Group
Nigerian Star Helps Launch The One Kempinski Abuja
By: Arab Synergy
The thirty-five year old, who plays for English Championship side Portsmouth, has been a long-term ambassador of The First Group.
The First Group is currently constructing The One Kempinski Abuja, an iconic building comprising 264 premium serviced residences, located in the heart of the central business district.
“The First Group is leading the way in bringing modern developments to the heart of Nigeria,” said Kanu, who has himself purchased a residence in this unique project. “The One Kempinski Abuja is a stunning property with fantastic facilities and will be a key destination in the Nigerian capital for many years to come.”
“I have really enjoyed my association with The First Group, and I am excited about what they are bringing to my home country.”
“Kanu is a true legend in Nigeria,” said Gary Shepherd, joint chairman, The First Group. “He is loved by so many fans for his great talent, but also the amount he gives back to the community through the Kanu Heart Foundation, which we support. He is a natural ambassador for The First Group in Africa and we are delighted he has agreed to extend his agreement with us.”
The Kanu Heart Foundation was set up in 2000 to help underprivileged children living with heart problems in Nigeria and other African countries.
Kanu is just one of many international sporting ambassadors working with The First Group, including Manchester United star Michael Owen, South African Rugby Union player, Bryan Habana and Russia's double grand slam tennis champion, Svetlana Kuznetsova.
Page Updated Last on: Oct 11, 2011