Former chief coach of the Super Eagles Christian Chukwu is seriously down with an undisclosed ailment.
As a result, the sum of $50,000 or thereabouts is needed to fly him to the United States of America to undergo surgery and for other medical treatment.
The ex-Green Eagle's captain present predicament was made known via an appeal made by Benson Ejindu, the patron of former Enugu Rangers players association, both in Nigeria and all over the world.
“Christian “Chairman” Chukwu, who captained the famous Enugu Rangers International FC and the Nigeria national team in the 1970s and early 1980s, needs a different type of support – your financial support., said Ejindu.
“Your support, no matter how small, will offset the cost of surgeries and treatments to restore his debilitating health.
“I am asking you to join me, this time around, in raising funds for Chairman Chukwu, who is currently in Nigeria receiving treatments for various ailments.
“Your financial support will help fly him to the United States for better treatment.
“We are hoping to raise about $50,000 to cover Christian Chukwu’s round trip flight from Nigeria and all the medical expenses.
“Leftover funds will help set up a health and welfare account for all Ex-Rangers Players.”
So far, a total of $2,850 has been raised for Chukwu through an account opened for him.
If you would like to donate to Christian Chukwu, click the link to donate now via gofundme.
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Football Federation has revealed that they are willing to support the ailing former national team captain.
Chukwu is the first Nigerian captain to lift the African Nations Cup trophy on home soil in 1980.
This article was most recently revised and updated 2 years ago