Former Nigeria captain and coach Christian Chukwu has received US$50,000 from billionaire oil tycoon Femi Otedola to enable him get medical treatment overseas.
Chukwu, was in dire need of financial assistance to offset the cost of surgery and other medical treatment to restore his debilitating health.
Chukwu will now travel to the UK in early May for the treatment, according to source close to the former Super Eagles coach.
Completesports.com gathered that the the COO of Otedola’s company – Zenon Petroleum and Gas Ltd, Philip Akinola, presented the cheque to Chukwu in Enugu on Wednesday
“The tycoon’s decision is a “token of support to a great Nigerian who served his country to the best of his ability,” a source close to the billionaire stated.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) had originally offered to step in to help the 68-year-old, who captained the Super Eagles to their first Africa Cup of Nations title in 1980.
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