News broke out on Sunday that former Nigeria international Nwankwo Kanu announced that he will run for president of Nigeria in 2019.
Kanu, who once played for Ajax, Inter Milan, and Arsenal during his active days, reportedly said he had the dream to transform the most populous black nation.
According to sports site, Goal, the 1995 Champions League winner has not hidden his love for politics after ending his professional career at Portsmouth in 2012.
However, a read to the end of the article by Goal shows that it was a hoax – April Fool, they tagged it.
Most blogs and news websites in Nigeria also carried the news (some reading, others falling for the trick).
It seemed however that most of the readers did not read through as shown by their comments and reactions.
See their reactions below
Is KANU NWANKWO Joining The 2019 Presidential Race In Nigeria? If Yes,Can Over 50m Nigeria Youths Make Him Our Own “George Weah”
— Emmanuel O. OWORU (@oworuemma) April 3, 2018
I welcome Nwankwo Kanu to the 2019 race. He is qualified. He served Nigeria wholeheartedly. He survived most difficult health challenges. He helps others survive it too. I wish him all the best.
— Ayekooto (@DeeOneAyekooto) April 3, 2018
Wahala dey ..Kanu Nwankwo to run for President in 2019 . The race to aso-rock is fast turning to comedy already 😂😂
— 🌟KING OF LAGOS(MFR) (@Derek74399105) April 2, 2018