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Nigerians React To Christian Chukwu’s ‘$50,000’ Medical Treatment



Nigerians React To Christian Chukwu’s ‘$50,000’ Medical Treatment

A storm of reactions by Nigerians has greeted the news that former Nigeria captain and coach Christian Chukwu who is seriously down with an undisclosed ailment needs the sum of $50,000 for medical treatment.

Naija News reports that Chukwu needs the sum of $50,000 to be flown to the United States of America to undergo surgery and for other medical treatment.

This online news platform understands that the present predicament of the former Super Eagles coach was brought to light following an appeal made by Benson Ejindu, the patron of former Enugu Rangers players association, both in Nigeria and all over the world.

Ejindu said: “Christian “Chairman” Chukwu, who captained the famous Enugu Rangers International FC and the Nigeria national team in the 1970s and early 1980s, needs a different type of support – your financial support. Your support, no matter how small, will offset the cost of surgeries and treatments to restore his debilitating health.

“We are hoping to raise about $50,000 to cover Christian Chukwu’s round trip flight from Nigeria and all the medical expenses. Leftover funds will help set up a health and welfare account for all Ex-Rangers Players,” he added.

Reacting to Chukwu’s illness, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, revealed that he has mandated the Chairman of Enugu State Football Association and Member of the NFF Executive Committee, Hon. Chidi Ofo Okenwa to pay a visit to Chukwu and get the details of his challenges and what needs to be done to return him to good health.

“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.

Nigerians also took to the micro-blogging site, Twitter, to react to the development with some questioning what Chukwu did with the monies he made during his playing and coaching career.

Naija News captured some of the reactions below…