Legendary Nwankwo Kanu confirmed for 2017 Fifa U17 World Cup draw

The former Nigeria international will grace the draw for the cadet competition for India later this year

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.

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''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.