Lagos - Former Arsenal forward Nwankwo Kanu has recalled a hat-trick scored against Chelsea in the final 15 minutes of a Premiership game played 15 years ago, FIFA.com report.
Chelsea had taken a two-goal lead, thanks to headers from Tore Andre Flo and Dan Petrescu, and are cruising to an anticipated victory.
But the former African footballer of the year rose up to the occasion in the 75th minute to cancel a deficit, and leveled the score line seven minutes later, before completing his hat trick.
Watch video of Kanu’s hat trick against Chelsea
The Olympics gold medalist said the memories of the game is still very fresh in his heart, as he felt great to score three goals against a formidable team as Chelsea when Arsenal needed it the most.
Kanu is now actively managing his Heart Foundation where he has helped carry out open heart surgery on 485 children from Nigeria and around Africa.
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