Ailing Christian Chukwu will commence treatment for his illness at the prestigious Saint Elizabeth and Saint John’s Hospital on Saint John’s Road in London today, independent.ng reports.
The former captain was earlier this year found to be suffering from an undisclosed illness and with his condition looking grim he got the assistance of Nigerians.
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The treatment will be under the watchful eyes of the renowned neurosurgeon, Dr Ajayi, a Nigerian.
The Green Eagles’ 1980 Africa Cup of Nations’ winning captain travelled out of the country on Thursday in the company of his wife, Lilian Nkeiruka Chukwu, and his sister.
The others who accompanied him include a Super Eagles’ doctor with the assistance of the chairman of the Nigeria Football Federation Women Committee, Aisha Falode, and another board member of the NFF.
Businessman Femi Otedola, who facilitated Chukwu’s trip with a donation of $50, 000 in conjunction with the leadership of the NFF, will visit Chukwu at the hospital to see that things go on well as regards the treatment.
The NFF President, Amaju Pinnick is expected to pay a visit to the hospital later.
The 68-year-old Chukwu was the first Nigerian skipper to lead the Super Eagles to continental glory when he captained the team that won the AFCON trophy in 1980.
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He subsequently became a coach of the U17 team and eventually ended up becoming the head coach of the Super Eagles, leading the team to the 2004 AFCON in Tunisia where Nigeria came third.
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