Billionaire businessman, Femi Otedola has on Monday offered to cover the medical bills of ailing former super eagles defender and coach, Christian Chukwu.
Chukwu is reported to be suffering from prostate cancer which has affected his leg. The former Super Eagles defender and coach is said to be in need of $50,000 for operation.
Enugu Rangers, media officer Norbert Okonkwo, had earlier said that the Enugu State Government donated N1.5 million for the leg surgery.
In his conversation with newsmen on his promise, Otedola said that he will take care of the bill, adding that it is a “token of support to a great Nigerian who served his country to the best of his ability.”
Former Enugu Rangers patron Benson Ejindu, recently posted on his Facebook page that the 1980 Nations Cup winner needed $50,000 for his medical expenses in the United States.
Chukwu also captained the Enugu Rangers FC team that won the Africa Cup champions in 1977.
He was nicknamed ‘Chairman’ for his authority on the field as a central defender.
He was the captain when the Green Eagles lifted the African Cup of Nations in 1980.