The former Super Eagle may have to find new means of making money as his wages at Pompey have been deferred until a yet-to-be-named date
Former Super Eagles captain Nwankwo Kanu will not be able to draw his wages at English Championship side Portsmouth for the next weeks on account of the club going into administration.
Kanu joined Pompey in the summer of 2006 and will always be fondly remembered in the club’s folklore as the player that scored the winner for the Avram Grant-led side in the 2008 FA Cup final against Cardiff. Kanu had also scored the only goal against West Brom in the semi-final.
Portsmouth went into administration for the second time in three years, two weeks ago as the club’s financier, Vladimir Antonov, was charged in Lithuania for asset-stripping.
Trevor Birch, Partner at PKF Accountants & business advisers and joint administrator of the club, released the following statement: “We have had no choice but to take the difficult decision to make a number of redundancies across all levels and departments within Portsmouth Football Club.
“Additionally, we are asking certain employees to defer wages on an on-going basis and are asking several members of staff to move from a full-time to a part-time role.
“These measures are painful for everyone involved with the club, but they are essential for Portsmouth’s survival, which is our main objective.”
It is not known when the players will be able to collect their full wages. The club is currently in the 22nd spot on the 24-team log after they were deducted 10 points on account of entering into administration.