Former Super Eagles’ captain, Nwankwo Kanu has taken his support for the war against coronavirus to another level, as he was at the weekend involved in a massive awareness campaign on the streets of Lagos, megasportsarena.com reports.
In what he described as a move to ensure more people are educated on what to do to stem the spread of COVID-19 across the country, the two time African Footballer of The Year (1996 and 1998) said he was happy to play another part in propagating the ongoing health message.
It was with glee that the former Iwuayanwu Nationale of Owerri, Ajax Amsterdam of Holland, Inter Milan of Italy ads well as ex-Arsenal, West Bromwich Albion and Portsmouth of England star embarked on the rally, during which he was seen personally knocking on doors and stepping aside to talk to people in their various residences.
The Japan ’93 FIFA U-17 World Cup winner, who captained Nigeria’s under-23 squad to the gold medal at Atlanta ’96 Olympic Games in United States of America, pointed out that a rally on the street became expedient due to the continuous rise in number of people who are being affected by COVID-19 in the country for which he acknowledged that more awareness is needed.
He took to social media to explain the basic message he help pass with other members of the rally, during which they stressed the essence of proper and regular hand washing, wearing of face masks when in public as well as maintaining all regulations of isolation and distancing,
Kanu posted: “Went out on the street to create awareness and educate people on what to do. the numbers of people having it is increasing every day and people have to start doing what is right by washing of hands regularly and using face mask (cover your) face with medical mask always and keeping social distancing all the time.”