Mohamed Kanu

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Mohamed Kanu
Personal information
Date of birth (1968-07-05) July 5, 1968 (age 48)
Place of birth Freetown, Sierra Leone
Playing position Central defender
Youth career
Freetown United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Freetown United
1990–1991 Mighty Blackpool
1991–1996 Eendracht Aalst
Eendracht Hekelgem
1996–1998 KV Oostende
1998–1999 Beveren
1999–2004 Cercle Brugge 113 (3)
Rekkem
National team
1987–1998 Sierra Leone ? (?)
Teams managed
FC Knokke (youth coach)
Sierra Leone
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Mohamed "Ahmed" Kanu (born July 5, 1968 in Freetown) is a retired Sierra Leonean football player. He used to play as centre-back or libero. He's the current national team coach of Sierra Leone national football team,[1] named the Leone Stars. He made his international debut for Sierra Leone in 1987 at the age of 19.

He used to play for his country,[2] but it remains unknown how many times Kanu actually did defend the colours of Sierra Leone.

Kanu also has Belgian nationality since 2002.

During his five-year stay at Cercle Brugge, Kanu was twice voted the best player of the season by the fans, winning the Pop Poll in 2000 and 2003.[3]

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