Christian Chukwu, Sports

Christian Chukwu, Sports

Chukwu arrives London for medical treatment, says NFF


Chukwu arrives London for medical treatment, says NFF

Ademola Olajire, NFF’s Director of Communications, said in a statement that the former Super Eagles Chief Coach arrived in London in company of his wife, Lilian Nkeiruka.

“I am very happy with the efforts of the NFF, through Amaju Pinnick.

Olajire further quoted the man who captained Nigeria to their first Africa Cup of Nations win in 1980 as saying he was hopeful about his treatment.

Olajire said Chukwu and wife were seen off at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos by Aisha Falode, a member of NFF Executive Committee, and some NFF protocol officials.

“The Federation also sought financial support from philanthropic individuals, with Femi Otedola, the Chairman of Forte Oil, donating $50,000.’’

The man nicknamed “Chairman’’ also captained Rangers International Football Club to the Africa Cup Winners’ Cup in 1977.

He was also assistant coach of the Super Eagles team which qualified for Nigeria’s first FIFA World Cup finals, appearing at the 1994 finals in the U.S.

Read more: The Punch Newspapers

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