Contrary to reports that former Super Eagles coach ‘Chairman Christian Chukwu is in a sorry state and desperately requires about $50,000 dollars for immediate operation in the United States, Sportinglife.ng can confirm that this is not true.
On the contrary the former Harambee stars of Kenya coach has successfully undergone operation on the leg in Enugu and is currently recuperating in an undisclosed hotel.
Sportinglife.ng further gathered that it was based on doctor’s advice that the Rangers Technical Adviser was asked to stay in a hotel instead of going home after the successful operation to avoid constant disturbance from many who will be tempted to go and visit him.
Initial reports making the rounds gave the impression that the former Green Eagles captain is in dare need of funds, a scenario which is far from the truth as Sportinglife.ng gathered that the Chukwu is entitled to a monthly take home of N700, 000 as Technical Adviser of Rangers international, a club which he did not only play for but also coached in the course of his soccer career.
Meanwhile, the management of Rangers International Football Club of Enugu has denied the rumours that the club abandoned their Technical Director, Christian Chukwu, saying the rumour was not only untrue, but imagination of the writer.
Norbert Okolie made this known in a statement signed in Enugu while reacting to stories making the rounds in most social media platforms that the club and Enugu State government abandoned it’s former player.
The club said that their former coach and a national team captain was been attended to in his hour of need as he recovers from a life threatening health challenge.
The General Manager of Rangers International, Prince Davidson Owumi, described the stories of alleged abandonment of the national icon as completely baseless.
He said that both the club and the state government led by Chief Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has been doing all that was needed to help the coach back on his feat.
“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.
Chukwu captained the Super Eagles to their first Africa Cup of Nations title in 1980 and was national team coach between 2002 and 2005. Apart from winning the Nations cup in 1980 he also contributed to Nigeria’s second Nations Cup title in 1994 this time as assisted to Dutchman Clemens Westerhof.
- Agency Report