Christian Chukwu, former captain and coach of the Eagles, has successful undergone surgery in a hospital in Enugu state.
Former Enugu Rangers patron Benson Ejindu, recently posted on his Facebook page that the 1980 Nations Cup winner needed $50,000 for his medical expenses in the United States.
But according Emeka Dennar, quoting veteran sports journalist Emeka Nwani, the former assistant Super Eagles coach under Clemens Westerhof has undergone a successful surgery in an unnamed hospital in Enugu.
But the former Kenya national team coach has successfully undergone operation on the leg in Enugu and is recuperating in an undisclosed hotel.
It was gathered that based on doctor’s advice that Chukwu was asked to stay in a hotel instead of going home after the successful operation to avoid constant disturbance from many who will be tempted to go and visit him
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) revealed that they are ready to support the ailing football administrator.
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"I am not in Nigeria presently but I have asked the NFF Acting President, Barr. Seyi Akinwunmi to take full charge and ensure that this matter is treated promptly.
"It was for this kind of development that I spoke about the welfare foundation for our legends at the 2nd AITEO-NFF Awards in Lagos on 1st April 2019.
"The NFF would always be there to lend support to our legends in their hour of need,” Pinnick said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Christian Chukwu has insisted that there is no tension over Victor Moses recent retirement from the Super Eagles.
The ex-Super Eagles coach stressed that the 27-year-old is replaceable after announcing his retirement following Nigeria's ouster from the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
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