- Christian Chukwu has been given a cheque of $50,000 by Nigerian billionaire Femi Otedola
- Chukwu has been down with sickness in Enugu where he is currently receiving treatment
- The former Super Eagles handler will now be traveling to England in the first week of May
Nigerian business mogul Femi Otedola has handed the sum of $50,000 to former Super Eagles coach Christian Chukwu who is currently battling with unknown sickness in the hospital.
According to the latest report by The Cable, the money given to Christian Chukwu by Femi Otedola will take care of his medical treatment in the United Kingdom.
The report added that the former Green Eagles captain will be flown to England in the first week of May for treatment.
Philip Akinola who is the COO of Zenon Petroleum and Gas Ltd which is one of Otedola’s companies was reported to have given the money to Christian Chukwu in Enugu on Wednesday morning, April 24.
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“The governor just called to thank me immensely and I spoke with Christian Chukwu too. He will be flown abroad next week. I told him he will be fine and I will make sure he is provided with the best health services,” Otedola told TheCable on phone.
Christian Chukwu is an household name as far as the Nigerian football is concerned considering his achievements in the Nigerian League and also with the Super Eagles.
He captained Nigeria to their first Africa Cup of Nations success in 1980 and also led his nation to win bronze medal at the 2004 Africa Cup of Nations in Tunisia as coach.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how former Super Eagles coach Christian Chukwu spoke for the first time from his hospital bed in Enugu where he is currently under treatment.
There have been reports that Christian Chukwu has been abandoned since he got ill, and the coach has now rubbished the rumors claiming he was never abandoned.
While speaking on phone, Christian Chukwu thanked all Nigerians for their concerns over his health since the day he was admitted in hospital.
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