Kanu Heart Foundation gears up for charity football match

Kanu Nwankwo
The Kanu Heart Foundation (KHF), in collaboration with 5-Stars Football Consultancy, is set to organise a charity football to support 200 children for heart surgery in Nigeria.

Mr. Olumide Aturu, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of 5-Stars Football Consultancy, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.

According to him, the charity football match will feature Premier League Masters and African Football Legends scheduled to hold Sept. 30 at Hive Barnet City FC Stadium, United Kingdom.

The CEO added that there would be the Nigerian chapter between the Kanu Heart Foundation Team and Abuja All Stars team at the Planet Futsal, Utako, Abuja on the same day.

“It is a one day 7-a-side charity football match scheduled to be played in a knockout format till the final stage.

“We invite interested football teams to embrace this noble act and support the foundation by participating and contributing little token of £1 or more, the Naira equivalent of N500.

“Your participation and support would go a long way in offsetting the bills of over 200 children hoping to be operated.

“Since the establishment of the foundation in year 2000, over 542 successful heart operations have been carried out across the world,” he said.

He said, however, that the foundation was a Non-Governmental Organisation(NGO) founded by World renowned footballer, Nwankwo to help Nigerian children with cardiac diseases obtain surgeries within and outside Nigeria.

Aturu also disclosed that the foundation was proposing to build and equip an ultra-modern Cardiac Centre in the Federal Capital Territory for heart surgeries.

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