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Super Eagles Legend, Kanu Nwankwo Loses 21-Year-Old ‘Daughter’ To Malaria

Super eagles legend, Kanu Nwankwo has lost one of the first beneficiaries of his heart foundation turned daughter, Enitan.

Kanu Nwankwo announced the sad news on his Twitter page on Wednesday, December 25, 2019.

“Why why why one of Kanu heart foundation gone,” he wrote.

“My daughter gone gone gone I can’t believe this R I P Eniton God knows all.”

Kanu’s wife Amara Kanu on Instagram said the 21-year-old died of complications from malaria.

Enitan who was 2-year-old when she benefitted from the former Arsenal player’s foundation just completed her university education before moving to Nigeria.

Amara said she moved back to Lagos to work for the Kanuprior to her death.

“Enitan was just 2 years old when she had her open surgery done in London courtesy of the Kanu Heart Foundation,” Amara said on Instagram on Wednesday.

“She then became part of my family and 19 years later after completing her university studies, she came back to work with us in our Lagos office until she passed yesterday from some complications with malaria.”

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Sad news today for me, I don’t know how to take this but God knows best. . One of our first @kanuheartf beneficiaries passed away. Enitan was just 2 years old when she had her open surgery done in London courtesy of the Kanu Heart Foundation. She then became part of my family and 19 years later after completing her university studies, she came back to work with us in our Lagos office until she passed yesterday from some complications with malaria ?. She was kind, sweet and patient. She will be missed by many. Our condolences go out to her parents and family. ?cc: @kingkanu4 . A reminder to love while you can. ?? . #atimeforeverything #lovewhileyoucan #kanuheartfoundation #love #loss #hope #life #death

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