Sierra Leone’s Idris Kanu set for Northampton Town loan move

Sierra Leone’s Idris Kanu set for Northampton Town loan move

Sierra Leone and Peterborough United attacker Idris Kanu in transfer talks with Cobblers, Football Sierra Leone understands.

Kanu, 22, who was an unused player for Sierra Leone in the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon, has confirmed that the deal should be announced soon.  

The player is in search of regular football and has opted for a loan move away from Weston Homes Stadium as he bid to revive his frequent action.

Kanu, who can play in multiple positions, has made 69 appearances for Posh (48 of them as a substitute) since moving to London Road from Aldershot as a 16-year-old in August 2017. 

The former Boreham Wood man has only started one game for Posh this season, the 3-0 Championship defeat at Swansea City in October. He scored his first Posh goal in an EFL Trophy win at Northampton in September 2019. 

He registered his first Football League goal for the club during a 7-0 win over Accrington Stanley last season before scoring again in a 4-1 win at Doncaster Rovers in the final match of the campaign. 

The Sierra Leone international has previously been on loan at Boreham Wood and Port Vale.

He could become Northampton’s third loan signing in this window after Tyler Magloire and Chanka Zimba arrived earlier this month.

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Despite coming into the encounter with several players and their coach not available due to COVID-19, Tunisia emerged winners over the Super Eagles in a shock result.

After a goalless first half skipper, Youssef Msakni gave Tunisia the lead two minutes after recess. Maskni beat one defender and found space to shoot from outside the box. Nigerian goalkeeper Emil Okoye had a touch on the ball, but it rested in the net.

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In the first knockout match, the Stallions of Burkina Faso beat Gabon 7-6 on penalties following a 1-1 draw in regulation time to qualify to the quarter-finals of the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021.

Substitute Ismahila scored the all-important winning penalty to send the Stallions through, following a marathon shoot out.

Kanga, Yannis Yapende and Lloyd Palun missed for Gabon, while Saidou Simpore and Abdoul Tapsoba failed to score for Burkina Faso.

Burkina Faso will play Tunisia in the quarterfinals of the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021.

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