Teddy Sheringham, Okocha, others for Kanu Cup in London
Premier League Masters, African Masters faceoff on Kwesé Free Sports
The Kanu Heart Foundation, in partnership with Masters Football, will on Sunday stage the Petrolex Kanu Cup 2018 in an effort to raise funds for the foundation. Nigeria’s trusted source for the best in sports and entertainment programming, Kwesé, has secured exclusive broadcast rights to provide live coverage of the game.
The charity football match, which will take place at the Hive Stadium, London, pits Premier League Masters against African football legends.
Kwesé will broadcast full coverage of the events from 2.45pm on it’s free-to-air channel, Kwesé Free Sports. Football fans in Lagos can tune to UHF channel 32 to watch the match through Kwesé Free Sports terrestrial transmission. Viewers all around the country can also enjoy the action live on Kwesé TV channel 285, while those on the-go can do so through the Kwesé TV or Kwesé iflix mobile apps.
A star-studded line up has been announced with the Premier League Masters to include; Jens Lehmann, Nigel Winterburn, Sol Campbell, William Gallas, Pascal Chimbonda, Steve McManaman, Robert Pires, Jonathan Greening, David Thompson, Teddy Sheringham, Louis Saha and Emile Heskey.
Among those to represent Team Africa will be Rami Shaaban, Lauren, Emmanuel Eboue, Danny Shittu, Christopher Kanu, Quinton fortune, Eric Djemba-Djemba, Jay Jay Okocha, Yakubu Aiyegbeni, Lomana Lua Lua and Kanu Nwankwo.
Through the charity match, the Kanu Heart Foundation is aiming to raise $35million to build a new cardiac centre in Abuja, Nigeria, where they can successfully treat those in need and avoid costly travel and accommodation fees for sick children and their families.
“The new cardiac centre in Abuja will help hundreds of people get access to vital heart treatment without having to travel abroad. I am proud that so many amazing ex-pros will be joining me in the Petrolex Masters’ Cup in association with Masters Football – it will be an amazing day and great help for the charity”, says Arsenal and Nigerian football legend, Kanu Nwankwo.