The former Inter Milan and AS Monaco star is expected to be featured in both charity matches that are jointly organized by the Kanu Heart Foundation and Nelson Mandela Foundation on April 29th in Nigeria and May 27th in South Africa.
In a short video message confirming his participation, Kallon said: “I am Mohamed Kallon from Sierra Leone; I will be in Nigeria on April 29th and in South Africa on May 27th to take part in the legends united game to supports the Nelson Mandela and Kanu Heart Foundation, see you soon.”
Mohammed Mustapha, the General Secretary of African Football Legends Organization, who are organizing the matches, said apart from raising funds for the two organizations, they also wanted to reunite all the iconic legends on the continent.
“Everything is set for the event. It’s important for people to support it for two reasons: one big reason is to support the Nelson Mandela Foundation’s legacy,” Mustapha was quoted in Nigerian media circles.
“Apart from raising funds for the two foundations, we also wanted to reunite these football legends,” he said.
The Kanu Heart Foundation was founded in 2000 by two-time African Player of the Year winner, Nigerian football hero Nwankwo Kanu, to help save underprivileged African children who are battling heart disease.
Kallon will be alongside Ghana football legends Abedi Ayew Pele, Samuel Osei Kuffour and Anthony Baffoe. Other star-studded players expected to be part of the matches are; George Weah from Liberia, Patrick Mboma of Cameroon, Kalusha Bwalya (Zambia), Didier Drogba (Ivory Coast), Samuel Eto’o (Cameroon), El-Hadji Diouf (Senegal), Frédéric Kanouté (Mali) and South Africans Benni McCarthy.
By: Sahr Morris Jr.