Nigerian Legend Set To Fixture For Arsenal Against Real Madrid

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Former Super Eagles captain Nwankwo Kanu is expected to be named in an all star cast of former Arsenal players versus legendary players of Spanish giants Real Madrid in a two-legged Charity friendly in June and September 2018 to raise money for the clubs’ charitable foundations.

Aside Kanu who established his own foundation, Kanu Heart Foundation in 2000 after undergoing a terrifying heart operation in the United States of America as a player of Inter Milan, Robert Pires, Tomas Rosicky, Freddie
Ljungberg and Sol Campbell are likely to turn up for the Gunners while Raul, Guti, Xabi Alonso and Roberto Carlos are due to play for Real Madrid ‘galaticos’.

Arsenal FC official website, on Monday, informed that the matches are geared towards “using football and Arsenal (as a brand) to reach more young people around the world. ”

The first leg of the friendly will be hosted by Madrid on June 3 at the Santiago Bernabeu while Arsenal hosts the return leg of the friendlies on September 8 at the Emirates Stadium.

“For Real Madrid, it’s an honour to be able to celebrate this charitable footballing event with the historic Arsenal,” Real Madrid president Florentino Perez stated.

Kanu scored thrice when the Arsenal Gunners defeated the AC Milan Glorie 4-2 in a similar charity game on 3 September 2016 at the Emirates.


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