Former Super Eagles’ captain, Nwankwo Kanu will be the host of notable former internationals in a charity match to raise funds for the Kanu Heart Foundation, AOIFootball.com reports.
The charity, founded by the Arsenal and Nigeria legend, is aiming to raise $35 million to build a new cardiac centre in Abuja, Nigeria, and reduce costly travel and accommodation fees for sick children and their families.
“Trophies are good, you work hard for them, but you have them, hold them and then they are gone. But life, when it stops, that is the end,” Kanu said whilst urging fans to come out en-masse to support the project.
The match will feature Premiership legends vs African legends at the Barnet FC stadium on 30th September to raise awareness and money for the less privileged African kids needing support by sponsoring, buying tickets or bringing their friends to the game.
Kanu will be joined by Jay-Jay Okocha, Teddy Sheringham, Sol Campbell and Robert Pirès, with more big names to be announced in the coming weeks.
All proceeds from the match will be going towards the Kanu Heart Foundation.