The Kanu Heart Foundation in collaboration with Masters Football, will this week present the Petrolex Kanu Cup 2018 to raise funds for the foundation. Kwesé has acquired exclusive broadcast rights to offer live coverage of the game.
The charity soccer match which kicks off on Sunday 30 September at the Hive Stadium, London pits Premier League Masters against African football legends.
Kwesé will air full coverage of the match from 2.45pm on it’s free-to-air channel, Kwesé Free Sports. Football fans in Lagos can watch the match on UHF channel 32 through Kwesé Free Sports terrestrial transmission. Football fans around the country can also enjoy the action live on Kwesé TV channel 285 and those on the-go can do so through the Kwesé TV or Kwesé iflix mobile apps.
The Premier League Masters will have a star-studded line up comprising of 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. However, on the Team Africa will consist of Rami Shaaban, Lauren, Emmanuel Eboue, Danny Shittu, Christopher Kanu, Quinton fortune, Eric Djemba-Djemba, Jay Jay Okocha, Yakubu, Lomana Lua Lua and Kanu Nwankwo.
This initiative will allow the Kanu Heart Foundation to raise at least $35M to build a new cardiac centre in Abuja, Nigeria to treat people in need.
Arsenal and Nigerian football legend, Kanu Nwankwo, declared, “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.”