Petrolex Kanu Cup 2018

The Kanu Heart Foundation is a heart non-governmental charity, providing life-saving heart treatments for children and adults in Nigeria and across Africa. Since its launch in 2000, the foundation has funded open-heart surgeries for over 500 patients in need. Their latest fund-raising event sees KHF partnering with Masters Football in a one-off legends football game.

Founded by Arsenal and Nigeria legend, Nwankwo Kanu, KHF is aiming to raise $35M to build the new cardiac centre in Abuja, Nigeria where they can successfully treat those in need and avoid costly travel and accommodation fees for sick children and their families.

Kicking off on Sunday 30th September 2018 at the HIVE stadium in Barnet, the Petrolex Kanu Cup in association with Masters Football, will see fan favourites take to the pitch once more. A star-studded line up has been announced with the following players confirmed:

Premier League Masters: Jens Lehmann, Nigel Winterburn, Sol Campbell, William Gallas, Pascal Chimbonda, Steve McManaman, Robert Pires, Jonathan Greening, David Thompson, Teddy Sheringham, Louis Saha and Emile Heskey

African Masters: Rami Shaaban, Lauren, Emmanuel Eboue, Danny Shittu, Christopher Kanu, Quinton fortune, Eric Djemba-Djemba, Jay Jay Okocha, Yakubu, Lomana Lua Lua and Kanu

Having suffered from heart problems throughout his career as a professional footballer, Kanu has first-hand experience of the devastating impact heart disease can have on lives. His foundation seeks to raise the profile of heart diseases in Africa and increase awareness through education, improving the quality of physical and psychological care for patients and their families and undertaking vital research.

“If I wasn’t lucky enough to have access to such an amazing medical team when I experienced a serious heart defect, I might not be here today. I set up the Kanu Heart Foundation to help others in the same position who are less fortunate…

“The new cardiac centre in Abuja will help hundreds of people get access to vital heart treatment without having to travel abroad. I am proud that so many amazing ex-pros will be joining me in the Petrolex Masters Cup in association with Masters Football – it will be an amazing day and great help for the charity.” (Kanu)

To purchase tickets please click on the “tickets” button on the top right of the page

For VIP tickets which include’s meeting the players at the after party please contact the Masters Football office on 0208 952 9525 or email with your enquiry.

Upcoming Fixtures


Premier League Masters V African Masters


Battle Of The Masters presented by American Express CapitaCard, Masters Singapore Tour  11th November 2017
Liverpool Masters 2-2 Arsenal Masters   Scorers: Pires 2, Heskey, Thompson

Battle Of The Masters presented by American Express CapitaCard, Masters Singapore Tour  11th November 2017
Singapore Masters 0-5 Liverpool Masters   Scorers: McManaman, og, Riera, Heskey, David James

Battle Of The Masters presented by American Express CapitaCard, Masters Singapore Tour  11th November 2017
Singapore Masters 1-1 Arsenal Masters   Scorers: Pires, Duric

Balikpapan Masters Cup, Masters Indonesia Tour  5th November 2017
Liverpool Masters 3-1 Arsenal Masters   Scorers: Fowler, Riise, Luis Garcia, Boa Morte

Balikpapan Masters Cup, Masters Indonesia Tour  5th November 2017
Indonesia Masters 1-2 Arsenal Masters   Scorers: Pires, Hillier

Balikpapan Masters Cup, Masters Indonesia Tour  5th November 2017
Indonesia Masters 0-2 Liverpool Masters   Scorers: Litmanen, Luis Garcia

Battle of the Reds Melbourne, Masters Australia Tour  25th July 2017
Liverpool Masters 1-3 Man Utd Masters   Scorers: Heskey, Saha , Danny Webber 2

Battle of the Reds Adelaide Final, Masters Australia Tour  22nd July 2017
Liverpool Masters 3-3 Socceroos Masters (Liverpool Masters won 3-2 on pens)   Scorers: D.Thompson 2, Fabio Aurelio, J.Mckain 2, Colosimo

Masters Hong Kong Tour  15th November 2016
England Masters 1-0 Hong Kong Masters   Scorers: J.White

Battle of Europe, Masters Singapore Tour  12th November 2016
England Masters 4-2 Germany Masters   Scorers: Anderton, Sheringham 2, Heskey, F.Bobic 2

Mcdonalds Battle of the Reds, Masters Bangkok Tour  18th November 2015
Liverpool Masters 2-3 Manchester Utd Masters   Scorers: Poborsky, Saha, Gillespie, Smicer, Mcmanaman

The Castlewood Group Battle of the Reds, Masters Singapore Tour  14th November 2015
Liverpool Masters 2-0 Manchester Utd Masters   Scorers: Luis Garcia, Hamann

Sky Kids EPL Masters Hong Kong Tour   15th October 2015
EPL Masters 5-4 Hong Kong Masters   Scorers: Pires 2, Anderton, Scholes, Fowler

Sky Kids EPL Masters China Tour   10th October 2015
EPL Masters 5-1 Guandgog Invitation XI   Scorers: Luis Garcia, Pires, Anderton, Fowler, Gillespie

The Country Group Liverpool Masters Thailand Tour   17th November 2014
Liverpool 4-3 Thailand   Scorers: Berger (2), Fowler, McManaman

The Castlewood Group Liverpool Masters, Singapore Tour  15th November 2014
Liverpool 3-1 Singapore  Scorers: Heskey, og, Litmanen

The Emerald EPL Masters Tour, Phuket 10th August 2014
EPL Masters 3-4 Thailand Legends  Scorers: Fowler (p), Saha, Hendrie


Battle of the Masters 2017 presented by American Express CapitaCard - Singapore

Singapore Masters v Liverpool Masters v Arsenal Masters - Singapore - November 2017 - Tournament Highlights

Presented by American Express CapitaCard, The Battle of the Masters was  played at the Singapore National Stadium featuring Singapore Masters, Liverpool Masters and Arsenal Masters. With World Cup, Premier League and Champions League winners on show, it promised to be an occasion to remember for all football enthusiasts.

Qatar Airways Kids Soccer Clinic - Singapore - 2017

Qatar Airways Kids Soccer Clinic 2017

Whilst in town for the Battle of the Masters official press conference, Nigel Winterburn and Aleksandar Duric coach children from SportCares in a football clinic organised by Qatar Airways who are the official airline for the Battle of the Masters. The soccer clinic was held at Turf City Football Club, Singapore.

Liverpool Masters 1 - 3 Man Utd Masters - Melbourne - 2017 - Tour Highlights

Battle Of The Reds Tour - Melbourne July 2017 - Tour Highlights

Tour highlights from Masters Football’s Battle of the Reds tour of Melbourne in July 2017. Man Utd Masters taking on Liverpool Masters at the magnificent AAMI, Goals from Emile Heskey, Danny Webber and Louis Saha made sure the locals were not let down in what was the first 11-a-side event in Australia featuring Masters Football.

Liverpool Masters vs Socceroos Masters - Battle of the Reds Final - Adelaide - 2017

Battle of the Reds Adelaide 2017 Final - Liverpool Masters vs Socceroos Masters

Liverpool Masters took on the Socceroos Masters in the final of the inaugural 5-a-side Battle of the Reds tournament held at Titanium Security Arena in Adelaide, Australia. A thrilling 3-3 draw including a last second equaliser from David Thompson saw the final go all the way to penalties and set the stage for David James to do what he does best!

England Masters 4-2 Germany Masters – Singapore - 2016 - Match Highlights

England Masters v Germany Masters - Singapore - November 2016 - Match Highlights

50 years since England won their only world cup, a repeat of the 1966 final was played out at the Singapore national stadium against their bitter rivals Germany. Goals from Darren Anderton, Emile Heskey and a brace from captain Teddy Sheringham ensured bragging rights belonged to the English legends. Fredi Bobic scored two goals in the game and the result, identical to that famous game at Wembley in 66, was 4-2 to England!

Hong Kong Masters 4-5 EPL Masters – Hong Kong - 2015 - Match Highlights

EPL Masters v HK Masters - Hong Kong - October 2015 - Match Highlights

Masters Football took a star studded EPL squad to Hong Kong to pit their wits against the Hong Kong masters in a much anticipated Legends exhibition match at Siu San Wan Sports Ground.The EPL squad included legends such as Paul Scholes, Robert Pires and Robbie fowler. The game ended 5-4 to the EPL Masters and includes a trademark Paul Scholes 35 yard screamer which left the whole of Asia craving more!

Liverpool Masters 2-3 Man Utd Masters – Bangkok - 2015 - Match Highlights

Liverpool Masters v Man Utd Masters - Bangkok - McDonald's Battle of the Reds - Match Highlights

Masters Football took two star-studded Liverpool and Man Utd Masters teams to Bangkok for an exhibition match between the great rivals in the McDonalds Battle of the Reds! Goals from Louis Saha, Karel Poborsky and Keith Gillespie helped Utd to a 3-2 victory after Steve Mcmanaman and Vladimir Smicer started the Liverpool fight back! This feisty affair was action packed from minute one!

Liverpool Masters 2-0 Man Utd Masters – Singapore - 2015 - Match Highlights

Liverpool Masters v Man Utd Masters - Singapore 2015 - Castlewood Battle of the Reds - Match Highlights

The first time these two great clubs have gone head to head in an 11-a-side match in Asia! The Castlewood Group Battle of the Reds was played at the iconic Singapore National Stadium infront of a 28,000 strong crowd, all desperate to catch glimpses of the heroes from yesteryear turning back the clock! Goals from Luis Garcia and Didi Hamann helped Liverpool Masters to a 2-0 victory over arch rivals Man Utd Masters.

Liverpool Masters 3-1 Singapore Masters - Singapore - 2014 - Match Highlights

Liverpool Masters V Singapore Masters - Singapore - November 2014 - Castlewood Group Liverpool Masters Tour - Match Highlights

With a maximum capacity of 7,600 fans packed in to the Jalan Besar Stadium to celebrate the testimonial of Singaporean legend Alexander Duric and the Liverpool Masters in town, this promised to be a great event for the locals to enjoy! The Liverpool Masters team included Robbie Fowler, Jerzy Dudek and Steve McManaman whilst Duric was joined by Fandi Ahmad and Rafi Ali for the hosts. The highlight of the game being a delicate chip from Jari Litmanen to seal the victory for the Liverpool Masters

“Whether it be the 6-aside tournament’s in the UK or a tour to Asia, the lads always have a great time with the Masters. The fans always come out in numbers and the matches are as intense as ever! You only need to see the quality of the teams nowadays to see how keen the players are to get involved”

Robbie Fowler