- Kanu has revealed that Bola Tinubu was supportive of his Kanu Heart Foundation when he wanted to start it
- The former Super Eagles striker, disclosed this when he visited Tinubu to congratulate him on his 70th birthday
- Kanu was in the company of other ex internationals like Peter Rufai, Dosu Joseph; former captain, Austin 'Jay Jay' Okocha; and defenders Taribo West
Nwankwo Kanu has revealed that the All Progressives Congress (APC)'s National Leader and 2023 presidential hopeful, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu's helped him kick start his Kanu Heart Foundation by donating a huge sum of money.
The former Super Eagles striker disclosed 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.
“We were looking for money to start Kanu Heart Foundation, we knocked everywhere, nobody answered us, … we told him (Asiwaju Bola Tinubu) our problem, he answered us … he gave us 5million, that 5 million is what started Kanu Heart Foundation”
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Other players at the event include former goalkeepers, Peter Rufai, Ike 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 guests list.
Why I visited Tinubu: Nwankwo Kanu releases video to explain himself to Nigerians
Recall that Legit.ng had earlier reported that following reactions from Nigerians, former Super Eagles striker, Nwankwo Kanu, has come out to personally explained himself to Nigerians, over his visit to the All Progressives Congress (APC)'s National Leader and 2023 presidential hopeful, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
According to him, Bola Tinubu was there for him when he wanted to start his Kanu Heart Foundation. Nigerians like activist and presidential aspirant, Omoyele Sowore, blasted former Super Eagles players for paying a visit to Tinubu.
"Hunger is a bast*rd! JJ Okocha, Kanu Nwankwo, Victor Ikpeba, Taribo West, and Other Ex-super Eagles Players Paid Tinubu a Visit Today To Endorse Him..! I used to think Victor Ikpeba was a smart person! Shame on these ex-soccer Super Eagles players! Imagine sending them to play for Nigeria as a team to the world cup after they've expired? #WeCantContinueLikeThis."