Iheanacho Excels as Kanu Leads Team Attom to Victory Against Okocha’s Side in Charity Champions Cup


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Nigeria and Arsenal football legend, Kanu Nwankwo may have kicked off a successful career as a gaffer as he coached Team Attom Yahaya to a 4-1 victory over Team Austin Jayjay Okocha to win the maiden edition of the Charity Champions Cup at the MKO Abiola Stadium in Abuja.


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Proceeds from the game, which was preceded by a fund-raising dinner at the Transcorp Hilton, Abuja would be used to help at least 10,000 people access healthcare for various vision problems, revealed Yahaya Attom, founder, of Attom Foundation.


According to Tariq Abubakar, Project Coordinator, the foundation, in partnership with Habib Medical and other organizations, conducted an outreach in Maiduguri last month, which catered for over 2,000 citizens with various eye problems such as glaucoma, cataracts, refractive errors, and diabetic retinopathy, among others.

Abuja residents thronged the MKO Abiola National Stadium to watch the free exhibition game, which pitted two sides comprised of a mix of international football legends, celebrities, and Super Eagles players.

Super Eagles star, Kelechi Iheanacho stole the show by grabbing a brace for his star-studded side, which includes Clause Makelele, Emmanuel Eboue, Winifred Ndidi, AY Makun, Robert Pires, Stanley Nwabali, and others.

The two other goals came from a spot-kick converted by Attom Yahaya and a second-half strike by social media influencer, Tobe Iruzo Ozogidwa.



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