Super Eagles Legend Christian Chukwu gets N17.9M From Nigerian Billionaire Otedola To Foot medical bills
Top notch Eagles legend Christian Chukwu has acquired the cheque of N17.9m ($50, 000) from Nigerian billionaire businessman Femi Otedola to foot his clinical bills.
It became found out earlier in April that Chukwu, a former first-rate Eagles captain and teach needed the sum for medical bills for prostate cancer which he has been struggling with.
After pledging to help, a rep of Otedola offered a cheque of the stated quantity to the sixty eight-yr-old former coach on Wednesday, April 24 in Enugu.
Consistent with TheCable, President of the Nigeria soccer Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick and the Governor of Enugu nation Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi were present while the cheque turned into added.
“The governor just called to thank me immensely and i spoke with Christian Chukwu too. He can be flown abroad next week. I told him he will be pleasant and i will ensure he is provided with the excellent fitness offerings,”
Otedola additionally advised TheCable.
Chukwu has had a few help from the Enugu state government who donated N1.5m for his leg surgical procedure because the prostate cancer had affected his leg.
Regarded to have a big body, Chukwu is seen in current photos looking very frail.
A defender in his playing days, Chukwu captained the first rate Eagles of Nigeria to their first Africa Cup of countries (AFCON) identify in 1980.
Nicknamed ‘Chairman’ for his bodily dominance and authority he exuded in defence, Chukwu was additionally captain of Enugu Rangers and led them the Africa Cup Winners’ Cup identify in 1977.
He began his coaching profession in Lebanon in the mid-Nineties and changed into appointed train of the top notch Eagles in 2013, leading Nigeria to a 3rd-region end at AFCON 2004