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Kanu refuses to return to Portsmouth

Nwankwo Kanu has angered Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp by refusing to fly home from the African Nations Cup for treatment on a knee problem.

The Nigeria captain, 31, suffered the injury during the 1-0 defeat to Ivory Coast in Ghana.

Redknapp ordered the hitman to return to be assessed by Pompey's medical staff.

But Kanu said: "I cannot leave my team-mates. I need to stay to motivate the players because this is a time for us to be together as a team."

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