I hawked water, oranges, and ice cream -Super Falcons forward Uchenna Kanu

Super Falcons forward, Uchenna Kanu has recounted on the hustles she had to go through to survive while in Aba. 

In a post through her TikTok page, the football star shared the challenges she encountered hawking pure water, Oranges, soft drinks and others before her burst to stardom.

“I used to sell oranges when I was younger. I would peel the oranges and put them in a pan, put it on top of my head, and walk around the streets of Aba, hawking them.

“And also, I hawked water. For Nigerians who would watch this video, I sold pure water and ice water.

“Also, I would go with my brother; he would hawk soda that’s Coca-Cola, Fanta, and Pepsi. Sometimes, we will be hawking in the market, and we will just see each other, and then we will say, ‘Hey!’ We would laugh and then separate again.”

Kanu who plays as a forward for NWSL club Racing Louisville in the United States, was part of the Falcons squad that represented Nigeria in the last FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

Having gone through the U-17 and U-20 of the Nigeria Women’s team, Kanu made her senior debut for the Falcons on 8 April 2019 in a friendly game, Falcon lost to Canada by 1-2.

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