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Kanu Heart Foundation gears up for charity football match

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The Kanu Heart Foundation (KHF), in collaboration with 5-Stars Football Consultancy, is set to organise a charity football to support 200 children for heart surgery in Nigeria.

Mr Olumide Aturu, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of 5-Stars Football Consultancy, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.

According to him, the charity football match will feature Premier League Masters and African Football Legends scheduled to hold Sept. 30 at Hive Barnet City FC Stadium, United Kingdom.

The CEO added that there would be the Nigerian chapter between the Kanu Heart Foundation Team and Abuja All Stars team at the Planet Futsal, Utako, Abuja on the same day.

“It is a one day 7-a-side charity football match scheduled to be played in a knockout format till the final stage.

“We invite interested football teams to embrace this noble act and support the foundation by participating and contributing little token of £1 or more, the Naira equivalent of N500.

“Your participation and support would go a long way in offsetting the bills of over 200 children hoping to be operated.

“Since the establishment of the foundation in year 2000, over 542 successful heart operations have been carried out across the world,” he said.

He said, however, that the foundation was a Non-Governmental Organisation(NGO) founded by World renowned footballer, Nwankwo to help Nigerian children with cardiac diseases obtain surgeries within and outside Nigeria.

Aturu also disclosed that the foundation was proposing to build and equip an ultra-modern Cardiac Centre in the Federal Capital Territory for heart surgeries.

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Man Utd sack Mourinho after poor start to the season

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Jose Mourinho has been sacked by Manchester United following their disappointing start to the season.

The Red Devils currently sit sixth in the Premier League table but have already lost five times in 17 matches, leaving them 19 points behind leaders Liverpool and 11 off fourth-placed Chelsea in the fight for Champions League places.

That follows a summer transfer window in which Mourinho routinely complained at a lack of signings, with the Portuguese unable to persuade the club’s hierarchy to sign a new centre-back.

Mourinho has continued to drop hints that he remains unhappy at that failure to spend big, and he now leaves after two-and-a-half years in charge at Old Trafford, with his final match in charge Sunday’s 3-1 defeat to arch-rivals Liverpool.

“Manchester United announces that manager Jose Mourinho has left the club with immediate effect,” a statement read.

“The club would like to thank Jose for his work during his time at Manchester United and to wish him success in the future.

“A new caretaker manager will be appointed until the end of the current season, while the club conducts a thorough recruitment process for a new, full-time manager.”

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Pogba leaves Man United after Liverpool win

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Manchester United star, Paul Pogba on Monday left Old Trafford to attend a promotional event for Adidas in Paris just a day after the Red Devils were defeated 3-1 by Liverpool in the Premier League encounter, Metro UK reports.

Pogba, who was left out of United’s squad that were defeated by Jurgen Klopp’s men on Sunday, has endured a challenging start to the Premier League season after falling out of favour under manager, Jose Mourinho.

The France international was also stripped of the vice captaincy earlier this campaign and was reportedly labelled a virus following their 2-2 draw with Southampton some weeks ago.

Pogba took to his Instagram page and posed for pictures alongside former Juventus teammate, Paulo Dybala.

The 25-year-old was also seen dabbing in videos with fans.

Commenting on the post one United fan wrote: “Absolutely ridiculous. A day after such defeat and this dude out here dabbing and posing. Says a lot about the club and some individuals.”

Pogba will hope to feature for United when they tackle Cardiff City this weekend in the Premier League.

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Manchester United to sack Mourinho within Christmas

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Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, is fighting to save his job as he approaches a critical run of fixtures over the Christmas period.

The manner of United’s capitulation at Liverpool on Sunday, has left Mourinho under huge pressure again, following the club’s worst start to a top-flight season in 28 years, SportsMail reports.

United face Cardiff, Huddersfield, Bournemouth and Newcastle over Christmas.

They are four winnable games that could also be a potential banana skin for the 55-year-old.

Mourinho has appeared to be in trouble before this season and survived, but he is now odds-on to become the next Premier League boss to be axed.

Zinedine Zidane and Mauricio Pochettino are among the leading candidates to replace him, although assistant coach Michael Carrick would be a popular choice to step in as caretaker manager.

It’s understood that United would have to pay Mourinho one year’s salary of £18million to get rid of him and up to £22.5m if he is still in the Champions League or in contention for a top-four place.

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