Nigeria and Arsenal legend Nwankwo Kanu will attend the official draw ceremony of the 2017 Fifa U17 World Cup draw.
The 40-year-old who led Nigeria U17 team to the title in 1993 will be joined by Argentina’s Esteban Cambiasso with Indian sporting icons Sunil Chhetri and PV Sindhu.
“The Fifa U-17 World Cup 1993 really spurred my career – within years of winning the title, I won the Olympic gold and from there, as I would like to believe, there wasn’t any looking back,’’ Kanu told Fifa website.
''This tournament provides youngsters the necessary stage for development and I believe this year’s edition will provide us all with exceptional talent – much like the previous tournaments.”
The draw on 7 July with Ghana, Niger Republic, Mali and Guinea representing Africa after defending champions Golden Eaglets were knocked out during the Africa U17 championship qualifiers.