Chairman Christian Chukwu, a former captain and chief coach of the Super Eagles, is suffering from an undisclosed ailment and will require $50,000 to travel to the United States of America to undergo surgery and treatment.
The poor medical state of the 1980 nations cup winning captain was made public on Sunday following an appeal made by Benson Ejindu, the patron of former Enugu Rangers players association, both in Nigeria and all over the world.
Ejindu said, “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. 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.”
A gofundme account has been opened for the purpose and the Nigeria football federation has said they are willing to support the former super eagles captain and coach.