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Christian Chukwu

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has vowed to ensure that a former Super Eagles coach and captain Christian Chukwu recovers from his ailment.

Concise News had reported that Chukwu is down with an undisclosed ailment and will be needing about $50,000 to be flown to the USA to undergo medical treatment.

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Chukwu’s present condition was brought to bare following an appeal made by the patron of former Enugu Rangers players association, both in Nigeria and all over the world, Benson Ejindu.

While reacting to the issue, the President of the NFF, Amaju Melvin Pinnick, on Sunday mandated the Chairman of Enugu State Football Association and Member of the NFF Executive Committee, Chidi Ofo Okenwa to visit the 1980 Africa Cup of Nations –winning team captain and get the details of his challenges and what needs to be done to restore his health.

“I am not in Nigeria presently but I have asked the NFF Acting President, Barr. Seyi Akinwunmi to take full charge and ensure that this matter is treated promptly,” Pinnick was quoted by Thisday as saying.

“It was for this kind of development that I spoke about the welfare foundation for our legends at the 2nd AITEO-NFF Awards in Lagos on 1st April 2019. The NFF would always be there to lend support to our legends in their hour of need.”