African Legends Set to Make Comeback In Charity Football Match



Last year, Nigerian legends, Kanu Nwankwo and Austin ‘Jay-Jay’ Okocha, appeared in a charity game in Turkey to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of Samuel Eto’o‘s foundation. This year Kanu Nwankwo is organizing a charity football match featuring legends in African football, most of whom are retired.

Not only will Eto’o return Kanu’s favour by being part of this charity game, Okocha, Didier Drogba, Michael Essien, Daniel Amokachi, Pape Diouf, Abedi Pele and others will be part of the game. Kanu’s aim is to use the proceeds from the game to raise funds for his Heart Foundation and Nelson Mandela Foundation.

Mohammed Mustapha, the General Secretary of African Football Legends Organisation, revealed to Kick Off that spectators for the charity game will be supporting the initiative by paying R10 (approximately N235). The first leg of the game will hold in Nigeria on May 6 while the second leg will hold in South Africa on April 8.



AC Milan's Michael Essien (L) is challenged by Atletico Madrid's Juanfran during their Champions League round of 16 first leg soccer match at the San Siro stadium in Milan February 19, 2014.           REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi (ITALY - Tags: SPORT SOCCER)  Picture Supplied by Action Images








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