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Tinubu Was The First Donor To My Heart Foundation – Kanu

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Former Super Eagles striker, Nwankwo Kanu, has revealed that the All Progressives Congress (APC)’s National Leader and 2023 presidential hopeful, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu‘s monetary donation helped him kick start his Kanu Heart Foundation.

Kanu said this on Saturday, March 19, 2022, when he and other ex-internationals visited Tinubu to congratulate him on his 70th birthday which comes up on March 29, 2022.
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Other players at the event include former goalkeepers, Peter RufaiIke Shorunmu and Dosu Joseph; former captain, Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha; and defenders Taribo West and Uche Okechukwu.

Midfielders, Tijani Babangida and Mutiu Adepoju and strikers, Victor Ikpeba and Obafemi Martins complete the guest’s list.

In a statement released by the former Lagos state governor’s media aide, Tunde Rahman, Kanu was quoted as saying that Tinubu donated the first seed money for that initiative in 2002.
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“Without that money, there wouldn’t have been Kanu Foundation to perform the heart surgeries that have saved many lives,” Kanu said.

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The former Arsenal player was also diagnosed with a congenital heart defect and underwent surgery in 1996, this nearly ended his playing career but made a full recovery.

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