Nigerian business mogul Femi Otedola has handed the sum of $50,000 to former Super Eagles coach Christian Chukwu who is currently battling with unknown sickness in the hospital.
According to the latest report by The Cable, the money given to Christian Chukwu by Femi Otedola will take care of his medical treatment in the United Kingdom.
The report added that the former Green Eagles captain will be flown to England in the first week of May for treatment.
Philip Akinola who is the COO of Zenon Petroleum and Gas Ltd which is one of Otedola’s companies was reported to have given the money to Christian Chukwu in Enugu on Wednesday morning, April 24.
“The governor just called to thank me immensely and I spoke with Christian Chukwu too. He will be flown abroad next week. I told him he will be fine and I will make sure he is provided with the best health services,” Otedola told TheCable on phone.
Christian Chukwu captained Nigeria to their first Africa Cup of Nations success in 1980 and also led his nation to win bronze medal at the 2004 Africa Cup of Nations in Tunisia as coach.
There have been reports that Christian Chukwu has been abandoned since he got ill, and the coach has now debunked the rumors claiming he was never abandoned.
While speaking on phone, Christian Chukwu thanked all Nigerians for their concerns over his health since the day he was admitted in hospital.