Ex-Eagles Coach Chukwu Down With Ailment, Needs $50,000 For Treatment
Christian Chukwu Photo: Goal

The management of Rangers International Football Club of Enugu has denied a media report that the club had abandoned its ailing former coach, Christian Chukwu.

Concise News had reported that Chukwu, a former Super Eagles coach and captain, is sick with an undisclosed illness and need 50,000 dollars for treatment.

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Reacting to the rumors, the General Manager of Rangers International, Prince Davidson Owumi, described the stories of alleged abandonment of the national icon as completely baseless.

Owumi said that Chukwu, an ex-national team captain has been attended to in his hour of need as he recovers from a life-threatening health challenge.

He said that both the club and the state government led by Chief Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi had been doing all that was needed to help the coach get back on his feet.

“We in Rangers made the initial deposit for his admission for medical attention at Nike Clinic, GRA, Enugu.

“After informing the state government of his condition, the sum of One million, five hundred thousand naira (N1.5m) only was made available to his family for treatment which has been carried out,” he said.

“He is right now recovering from the treatment carried out on him.

“Christian Chukwu is a legend and our governor holds him in high esteem and takes whatever concerns him with high regard.

“So, it beats me hollow for some media channels to start peddling stories that he was abandoned. It is not true.

“Our legend, Chukwu has been assessed by medical personnel at the hospital and is gradually getting over the health challenge.

“We did not want to make the efforts of Enugu state government and Rangers, in this case, public, because his family never wanted his condition a public affair,” he said.