At last, ex-Super Eagle captain and coach, Christian Chukwu, will travel to the UK for further treatment in the first week of May following the footing of his medical bills by billionaire businessman and philanthropist, Femi Otedola.
The $50,000 cheque was presented to Chairman as Chukwu is fondly called, on Wednesday morning in Enugu by the Chief Operating Officer (C.O.O) of Zenon Petroleum and Gas Ltd, one of Otedola’s companies, Philip Akinola,.
Enugu State governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Amaju Pinnick, the chairman of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and Onochie Anibeze, the renowned sports journalist also graced the presentation.
“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 was reported to have confirmed.
Chukwu, with support from the Enugu state government, has already done an initial surgery in Nigeria and has been recuperating.