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Exclusive: Broderick Is Dying, Needs Urgent Help! –Son of 1985 U-17 World Cup Winning Coach Cries Out

Exclusive: Broderick Is Dying, Needs Urgent Help! –Son of 1985 U-17 World Cup Winning Coach Cries Out

Chuka Imasuen, son of former Golden Eaglets winning coach at the maiden FIFA U-17 World Cup in 1985, Sebastian Broderick-Imasuen, says his father is suffering from stroke and diabetes which the family has spent millions, before making it public to ask for support, reports Completesports.com.

Broderick, 84, is a former Nigeria international who starred as a midfielder for the Green Eagles. He represented Nigeria at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico.

He also played for Bendel Insurance. His free-kick goal ensured that Bendel Insurance won the the 1972 Challenge Cup, beating Mighty Jets 3-2 in the final played in Ibadan.

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Broderick-Imasuen also served as assistant coach in Super Eagle during Clemens Westerhof’s time as the  Technical Adviser.


Broderick-Imasuen as Golden Eaglets coach

The octogenarian also handled Bendel Insurance, El Kanemi Warriors and Udoji United, among other clubs during his coaching days.

Chuka says of his Broderick’s ill-health situation: “He is currently at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital. He had partial stroke sometimes last year, but it has deteriorated to full stroke. He is also managing diabetes as well. Currently, he can’t communicate properly.

“We have done series of tests, it’s something that has to do with his brain. He is incoherent and unconscious. He is on oxygen at the moment.

“We are hoping for the best. It’s not been easy. He is on drugs because of diabetes.

“The doctors said his lung is weak and he can’t breathe on his own, so they have to put him on oxygen.”

Chuka added that the family have reached out to the Edo State Government, but are yet receive any support.

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“The Edo State Government is aware of his condition. They keep telling us that they will reach out to us, but we are yet to hear from them,” he added.

“We would like to say a big thank you to one of his former players, Kayode Keshinro. He has been of great support so far. We hope others can come out and lend their support to us.”

By Adeboye Amosu



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  • Four Four two 1 year ago

    This is the Cardinal reasons Nigerians born abroad prefer to play for their adopted countries. The politicians who dominate NFF only know you as a player when you are doing well and giving them tips from time to time.Once u are injured or lost form u are on your own. I once heard England pay their retard players pension.I don’t know if this story is true. If it is true then the NF F must emulate same .Its a big shame the way most of them die in squallor after serving the nation. That said ,our players and coaches should also learn how to give arms and touch lives so that in times of need those hands they lifted up will turn to bless them. Most of the them are very uncharitable, self-centered and wayward in terms of their priorities in spending . They forget that money is seasonal for all people. They should also learn how to invest when the sum is still shinning

    • Bolaji 1 year ago

      Yes, England pays it’s retired players 3,000 pounds every month.

  • MONKEY POST 1 year ago

    At 442 there are some SICKNESS that will MILK all ones INVESTMENT away oo.

    So it’s not about INVESTMENT, it’s about PRAYING to GOD not to ENCOUNTER PROBLEM of such…

    Cos Like you HEARD from the SON they have SPENT MILLIONS before they decided to OPEN UP…

    • Glory 1 year ago

      One of the most honest n valid post from the one n only Monkey Post. Hahahaha. Thumbs up brodaman. When I see sensible post , I read n respond.

    • Four Four two 1 year ago

      I believe u sir.

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