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Kanu Advocates Regular Heart Check Up For Players



Former Nigeria international, Kanu Nwankwo, has advocated that football players go for regular heart check-up.

Kanu, survivor of a heart disease in 1996 said this in a Sky Sports chat for the Petrolex Kanu Cup slated to hold in London, at the the Hive home ground of Barnet Football Club, on September 30.

The two time EPL winner who turned 42 on Wednesday has undergone two open heart surgeries in 1996 and 2014.

The Petrolex Kanu Cup is a football match between World football legends and African Legends who played in England to raise funds for the Kanu Heart Foundation, KHF.

The Kanu Heart Foundation was established in the year 2000 by the Arsenal legend to cater to the care of victims of heart diseases and operate on them.

“The foundation was established by me in year 2000. We have done 542 operations. We have saved 542 lives.

“We have almost 200 on the waiting list and the more we can’t raise funds for them, the more they are dying.

“Heart is not something you play around with. If it stops, that’s the end of the person.

“I look at myself and I see it. I’ve gone through it. People said that I cannot play football anymore. I stand like a hope to families that do have these problems.

“If an adult can go through this stuff, what of kids. They can’t even afford, in Africa, check-up, not even the operation itself. That’s why I established the Kanu Heart Foundation.”

Kanu, in a similar vein, advocated for three-months or quarterly heart check-up for players in order to avoid deaths on the football pitch like that of Samuel Okwaraji, Miklos Feher, Marc Vivien Foe and Cheick Tiote who died in June 2017: footballers who all died on the pitch courtesy of heart-related issues.

“We’ve seen some players dying from playing football and the questions are why can’t the medical team stop it from happening.

“We have very good medical teams now compared to then so we have to spot it and help the player who has that kind of thing,” Kanu said on SunSport.

“I want to create awareness because it is not good news seeing players die playing football.

“If there is anything we can do to minimise that or stop that, that would be great. The Medical team of every club has to be serious about this. even if it is three months or quarterly check-ups; be really hard on it that it will not occur anymore.”

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Carlo Ancelotti left Everton to become head coach of Real Madrid for a second time




The 61-year-old Italian, who oversaw Real Madrid for a very long time somewhere in the range of 2013 and 2015, has left Everton following year and a half in control at Goodison Park.

He succeeds Zinedine Zidane at Real and the move leaves Everton looking for a 6th perpetual supervisor in five years.

Ancelotti has marked a three-year bargain at Real and said the move addressed “an unforeseen chance”.

He added: “I have total regard for everybody related with Everton and expectation they can accomplish the energizing chances they have before them.

“While I have appreciated being at Everton I have been given a startling chance which I accept is the correct move for me and my family as of now.”

Genuine will introduce Ancelotti to the media on Wednesday, while Everton said they “will start the way toward selecting another supervisor right away”.

Everton will have been left paralyzed by the speed of advancements just now as proprietor Farhad Moshiri’s “Hollywood” chief leaves.

Ancelotti’s appearance was viewed as a genuine upset by Moshiri, convincing one of the game’s generally enriched and regarded figures to come to Merseyside to reestablish Everton to previous wonders.

The 61-year-old’s rule has been a mishmash with loathsome home structure offset by results like their first success over Liverpool at Anfield since 1999 – in any case a tenth spot finish in his first full season was a failure.

Ancelotti, in any case, was as yet held in immense respect by Everton allies, who have been left sharply disillusioned by his choice to withdraw.

The fierce truth is that for all Moshiri’s money and aspiration, Everton actually can’t view themselves as anyplace close to the first class, which consistently makes them helpless against clubs, for example, Real Madrid setting sights on their prize resources.

The typical suspects are being connected, for example, Eddie Howe after he turned down Celtic, previous Wolves supervisor Nuno Espirito Santo and ex-Everton manager David Moyes – albeit that is probably not going to occur after he verbally concurred a three-year bargain at West Ham in the wake of bringing them into Europe. Moshiri, however, is something of a special case and may have thoughts of his own.

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Ahmed Musa to play without monthly salary at Kano Pillars




Ahmed Musa won’t be paid in his short stretch at Kano Pillars in the Nigeria Premier Football League.

Musa, 28, finished paperwork for the four-time Nigerian heroes under the Elite Players Program of the League Management Company, which urges top Nigerian internationals to play for neighborhood clubs.

As indicated by LMC manager Shehu Dikko, the program works twoly.

A club can distinguish and sign such players, or the LMC itself can sign the player and appoint them to a club of their decision.

It was the last for Musa.

“We addressed him about returning home to play, and as somebody who is consistently prepared to offer in return, he didn’t stop for a second,” Dikko told ESPN.

“When the arrangement was marked, the decision of which club to play for was up to him. Various clubs needed him. We put everything before him and he settled on the choice to go to Kano Pillars.”

Musa has been a free specialist since October 2020, when he left Saudi Arabia’s Al Nassr, with whom he won the Saudi Pro League title and Super Cup in the wake of going along with them from Leicester City in 2018.

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Super Eagle Teslim Balogun Stadium Training Camp Adhere To COVID-19 Protocols Ahead Of Lesotho Clash





The Super Eagles will hold their last exercise at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere, Lagos on Monday evening, beginning from 1800 hours.

Their last instructional meeting which will be administered by director Gernot Rohr is available to the media for just the initial fifteen minutes, at that point everybody will be compelled to leave the arena.

No columnist will be permitted into the arena when the Lesotho public group have a vibe of the Teslim Balogun Stadium turf because of COVID-19 conventions set up.

Besides, there will be no authority pre-match public interview because of the Covid pandemic.

The Super Eagles players and authorities were up toward the end of last night since they had to go to an occasion out of appreciation for Nigerian Federation president Amaju Pinnick following his political decision into the esteemed FIFA board.

Nigeria are ensured to top Group L of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers paying little heed to the result of their last match against Lesotho as they are as of now on 11 focuses, four more than the Republic of Benin, who are second in the standings.

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