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Uchenna Kanu in 2019 FIFA World Cup

During her three years at Southeastern, women’s soccer player Uchenna Kanu has scored 115 goals and has recorded 32 assists. She has been The Sun Conference Player of the Year each of the last two seasons, First Team All-Conference the past three seasons, and was a First Team NAIA All-American this past season. 

The junior forward has led her team to two conference championships and the NAIA National Championship Tournament each of the past two seasons, including the semifinal this past season, the farthest the program had ever advanced in the national tournament.

The Abia, Nigeria, native set a new NAIA single-season record with 57 goals netted this past season, which helped Uchenna to earn the distinction of being the 2018 United Soccer Coaches NAIA Player of the Year. As a striker for the women’s team, Uchenna was the top goal-scoring collegiate soccer player, male or female, in any division in the nation.

But she’s just getting started.

Uchenna is representing her home country of Nigeria in the 2019 FIFA World Cup!

Uchenna is already drawing worldwide attention for her incredible athletic skill, shining personality, and genuine love of the game.

Despite her international acclaim, Uchenna not only stays humble, but she gives all the glory to God. “Being a Christian is not all about the outward appearance. It’s all about your heart and your relationship with God,” she says.

Catch Uchenna and her team on June 12 vs. Korea Republic and on June 17 vs. France.

Follow Uchenna and the Nigerian Team’s World Cup Journey
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