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When Nwankwo Kanu’s audacious best put Chelsea to the sword

This feature is part of Virtuoso Like many footballing institutions, Arsenal are not without their fair share of adulated alumni; an array of impenetrable defenders, a collection of tantalisingly talented midfield maestros…

Nigeria’s momentous triumph at the 1996 Olympic Games

AT LAST, THE BODY WENT LIMP. Ken Saro-Wiwa had been hung five times, but as his body grew cold, the executioners had finally fulfilled their order. The world was furious. “A bad trial,…

Why Nwankwo Kanu was better than you remember

CHASING THE BALL DOWN THE LEFT FLANK, Kanu steals it from Chelsea right-back Albert Ferrer and finds himself confronted by Ed de Goey, the keeper having rushed out of goal to close…