Kanu & other former African stars to face EPL legends
Africa Focus By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 14/09/2018
Kanu Nwankwo leads a host of former African star of Austine Okocha, Yakubu Aiyegbeni, Danny Shittu and Lauren to face Premier League legends in a charity match on September 30th at the Hive Stadium, London. The 42-year-old who suffered from a heart problem and went for operating in November 1996 during his career as a professional footballer and two time African Footballer of the Year he using the game o raise money and awareness for the Kanu Heart Foundation.Former Arsenal defender Sol Campbell will join William Gallas, Teddy Sheringham, Steve McManaman, and Jens Lehmann to turn out for the Premier League legends.Nigerian great using his foundation seeks to raise the profile of heart diseases in Africa and increase awareness through education, improving the quality of physical and psychological care for patients and their families and undertaking vital research.Kanu told mastersfootball.com. "If I wasn’t lucky enough to have access to such an amazing medical team when I experienced a serious heart defect, I might not be here today. I set up the Kanu Heart Foundation to help others in the same position who are less fortunate.