Nigeria’s Former Super Eagles star, Nwankwo Kanu, has been plunged into mourning following the death of his daughter, Eniton.
Eniton is one of the beneficiaries of Kanu’s philanthropy-based NGO, Kanu Heart Foundation.
The former Nigerian international made the tragic announcement through his verified Twitter account on the eve of Christmas, Tuesday, December 24.
Kanu, who referred the deceased as his “daughter,” was overtly left heartbroken by the sudden passing of the promising young girl.
Also, Kanu’s wife, Amara, shared the same news on her Instagram page disclosing that Enitan died from malaria complications.
According to her, the girl, 21, returned to Nigeria after she completed her university education to work with the foundation.
“Sad news today for me, I don’t know how to take this but God knows best,” she wrote.
“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. A reminder to love while you can.”