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Pulse Exclusive Kanu Nwankwo Undergoes 2nd Heart Surgery

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Super Eagles legend and former captain, Nwankwo Kanu needs our serious prayers as he has had to undertake a second heart surgery at the Cleveland Hospital, Ohio, USA.

The former star player, who wowed Nigerians and the entire footballing world with his silky skills, bringing honour to his country and European clubs, had to undergo the corrective surgery during his yearly routine medical checks at the hospital following the first surgery he had in 1997 at the same hospital.

Kanu who played and won several laurels for clubs like Ajax Amsterdam of Holland, Inter Milan of Italy, Arsenal FC and Portsmouth FC of England, had to take the first surgery shortly after leading Nigeria’s U-23 team to win the Atlanta Olympics Gold medal in football.

The founder of Kanu Hearts Foundation which sponsors kids with heart defects for surgeries abroad, was almost written off but bounced back and played active football till he retired several years later.

The co-ordinator of the KHF, Pastor Onyebuchi Abia, confirmed that the surgery was a success and that Kanu had since left the intensive care unit of the hospital and is recuperating in the hospital.

“He’ll be back home in a few days time,” Abia said in a statement.

Let us pray for his speedy recovery.

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