Mrs Susan Kanu Iheme, the late mother of Nigerian football legend Kanu Nwankwo, passed away on September 7th. Opening up after her passing to papilonews.com, Kanu said:
"The loss of Mama is hard to bear. She is a rock that stood by me and all my siblings. She showed us equal love and affection, and always prayed for each and every one of us. Her support and prayers for me right from the beginning of my playing career till the end were invaluable. Her guidance also went a very long way into moulding me into the man I am today. She taught me to love, and to give. I will miss her, but God knows best."