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Former Inter Milan Star Saves 542 Lives

Ac Milan player Nwankwo Kanu

Former Nigerian striker Nwankwo Kanu was shocked by the death news of Cameroonian Marc Vivien Foé (2003) and Ivory Coast’s Cheick Ismael Tioté (2017) in the playground. Considering that through them he went to charity and save the lives of hundreds.

In a statement to The Guardian newspaper, Kano said he managed to save the lives of 542 heart patients in Africa through the children’s charity he founded after his experience of death.

Inter’s doctors discovered shortly after the transfer from Ajax Amsterdam in 1996 at the age of 20, a serious problem in the heart of Kano, which was followed by surgery that kept him out for a while and his glamor in Italy.

In his interview with the newspaper, the 42-year-old said: “We saved 542 children, we contracted with hospitals for the purpose of examinations, and we are working to transfer some cases to other countries to undergo surgery, This week, four patients went to Sudan, and their operations were successful, and six others are about to leave. ”

The former player, who left Inter in 1999 and completed his career in England with Arsenal and West Bromwich before retiring in Portsmouth in 2012, said: “I know how much pain I have experienced as a young man. Life on the pitch, and many other situations like Cheick Ismael Tioté. ”

The former international player Nwankwo Kanu who won the gold medal at the 1996 Olympics said: “Clubs and federations have to make general checks for the players, so what prevents them from doing this every three months? I could have died on the pitch if Inter had not discovered my problem.”

 

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