Nigeria and Tigres Unal striker Uchenna Kanu is drawing the most attention from media and fans in Mexico by lighting up the Mexican Liga MX with her superb goal scoring prowess.
After joining Tigres Unal, Kano did not only just become the first Nigerian woman but also the first African to play in Mexico following a rule change to allow the signing of Non-Mexicans.
The 2019 African Women’s Footballer of the year nominee continued her blistering debut season during the week when she netted her second hat-trick in a 4-1 win over Santos Laguna.
Since making her debut in Mexican football against Necaxa on January 10, the highly-rated forward has hit double figures, scoring 10 goals in 13 games, including hat-tricks twice for second-placed Tigres.
During her four-year studies at South Eastern University, she had over 100 games, emerging as the all-time top-scorer with 157 goals and even has November 18 dedicated to her as “Uchenna Kanu Day”.
Later, she moved to Sweden, where she made a huge breakthrough, scoring 22 goals in 42 games for Linkopings before her big-money switch to the fast-growing Mexican Liga MX.