Full international debuts for Kanu and Anderson


Charlton academy graduates Daniel Kanu and Karoy Anderson both made their full international debuts this week.

Kanu is the 25th player to have graduated from the Addicks’ esteemed academy and gone on to represent their country at senior level.

The striker played half an hour of Sierra Leone’s 2-1 victory against Djibouti on Wednesday, before getting 86 minutes in a 2-2 draw with Burkina Faso.

Meanwhile, Anderson made his home debut as a substitute in Jamaica’s 1-0 win over the Dominican Republic on Thursday before enjoying his first international start on Sunday, playing 90 minutes as the Reggae Boyz beat Dominica 3-2.

“It was a great experience, I enjoyed it a lot,” said the midfielder after the first game.

Employed in a deep-lying midfield role, Anderson relished adding to his experience by playing alongside the likes of Bobby De Cordova-Reid and fellow former Charlton youngster Kasey Palmer.

“When I was younger I played deep positions,” he said. “I just take certain aspects of each position and mould them all together, so I know when to drop in and when to go high. With the players around me as well, I can learn from them… It’s a bit of me but obviously I can learn from the older, more experienced players as well.”

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