Saturday, May 17, 2008

Kanu!!!! Pompey Legend Forever

"He's tall, he's black,
He's had a heart attack,
Ka-nuuu, Ka-nuuuu!!!"

That song is ringing in the air tonight both in London, where today's FA Cup final was held at Wembley, and Portsmouth as well.

After scoring the only goal in Portsmouth's 1-0 FA Cup semifinal win, which put them in their first FA Cup final since 1939, he repeated that feat again today in the FA Cup and scored the only goal in Portsmouth's 1-0 win over Cardiff City. And from what I saw it looked like he could easily have had a hattrick, but 1 was all that was needed as the rest of the Arsenal Retirement Football Club {Sol Campbell, Lauren, Diarra, and assistant manager Tony Adams} kept a clean sheet for the win.

Kanu scores the winner

You can see the BBC's video highlights of the match here.

The most decorated African footballer in history, who appeared to be at the end of his career with little chance to win trophies, has not only won a trophy at a smaller club but made himself a Portsmouth legend for all time with his FA Cup performances and goals.

So congratulations to Kanu, Lauren, Big Sol, Tony Adams, 'Arry Redknapp, and everyone else at Portsmouth.

1 comment:

OMAA said...

He made SportsCenter's Top 10. Thought of you when I saw it.