Wilfried Zaha breaks Kanu Nwakwo’s premier league records [Read details]

By: Sarkolee / April 26th, 2022 / 78 views

Wilfried Zaha, a forward for Crystal Palace, has tied Kanu Nwankwo’s Premier League record.

On Monday, April 25th, 2022, the Ivorian accomplished this milestone while playing for Crystal Palace versus Leeds United at Selhurst Park. For the Eagles, Zaha played 273 Premier League games, the same number as former Arsenal player Kanu, popularly known as Papilo.

Kolo Toure (353) of Ivory Coast and Shola Ameobi (298) of Nigeria are the only two Africans with more Premier League appearances than Zaha. If he is selected by Patrick Vieira for the match against Southampton, he will become the third most capped African player in history.

Only Jim Cannon, Terry Long, and Albert Harry are ahead of the 29-year-old on the Eagles’ all-time appearance chart.

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