Kanu Nwankwo to host charity legends game

Kanu Nwankwo has said that he will be hosting a charity legends game at Barnet's Hive Stadium on September 30.

The Former Arsenal forward enjoyed an impressive playing career, with the Champions League being won at Ajax and two Premier League titles being achieved during his days with the Gunners.

Kanu retired from football in 2012, but the Nigeria international’s focus is now on attempting to raise money for the Kanu Heart Foundation, with the 42-year-old having previously undergone major surgery in 1996.

A Premier League Masters side is programmed to take on the African All-Stars, with Lauren, Sol Campbell as well as Robert Pires among those to have committed to the occasion.

The ex-striker said: “Since retiring from football, the Kanu Heart Foundation has been my biggest passion. It is amazing to be in a position to have helped over 500 children within and outside Nigeria gain access to vital heart operations, having suffered from heart conditions myself – but I want to do more.

“The Petrolex Kanu Cup in association with Masters FootballTM is an opportunity to bring people together to see some amazing players – and my great friends – play the beautiful game once more, whilst also raising money for a good cause. I cannot wait to share the full teams and for the game to kick off.”

You can purchase tickets for the game at Barnet's official website.

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