The surgery was carried out during one of his normal yearly routine medical checks at
the hospital following the 1997 heart surgery at the same hospital.
Co-ordinator jof the Kanu Heart Foundation, Pastor Onyebuchi Abia confirmed the success of the surgery adding that the former Super Eagles captain has since left the intensive care unit, ICU, of the hospital and is recuperating in the hosptal.
''I spoke with him Sunday afternoon and he confirmed he's in a stable condition.
Even from his hospital bed, he expressed profound gratitude to President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan for the award bestowed on him during the Centenary Award Ceremony in Abuja.
''He also hailed the transformation agenda of the present administration in showing commitment to sports adding that he was humbled by the award and promised to continue his football ambassadorial work for the benefit of the country'', Abia quoted him as saying.
The former Arsenal forward assured his teeming fans and supporters of his quick recovery.