Former Super Eagles coach, Christian Chukwu, seriously ill

There have been reports on the health challenges of former Nigerian player, Christian Chukwu.

A patron of Chukwu’s former club, Mr. Benson Ejindu made this known in a Facebook post. He indicated that there is need to raise the sum of $50,000 for his trip to the USA for treatment.

Christian Chukwu captained the senior national team of Nigeria. They won their first Africa Cup of Nations title in 1980.

He also captained the Enugu Rangers FC team that won the Africa Winners’ Cup in 1977.

Chukwu also served as assistant coach of the first team to win a FIFA World Cup trophy for Nigeria. The Golden Eaglets that triumphed at the FIFA U16 World Cup in China in 1985.

The Nigeria Football Federation has moved to provide support for former Nigeria captain and coach Christian Chukwuemeka Chukwu to overcome his present health challenges and get back on his feet soonest.

President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick, said yesterday that he has mandated a 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 he needs to be done to return him to good health.

Enugu state government also says it is providing necessary assistance to ensure that Coach Christian Chukwu gets the best treatment to regain his health.

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