Former Nigeria Green Eagles captain and coach Christian Chukwu is sick. He needs about $50,000 for treatment to overcome his present health challenges and get back on his feet soonest.
Already his former employer The Nigeria Football Federation has moved to provide support for him.
President of the Federation, Amaju Pinnick, who is away in Cairo for afcon 2019 preparation has mandated the Chairman of the Enugu State Football Association and NFF Executive Committee Member ,Chidi Okenwa to visit the 1980 Africa Cup of Nations –winning team captain for details of his predicament and solutions to good health.
Reports indicate that the $50,000 is for christian Chukwu’s round trip to the United States of America, surgery, medication and general after-surgery care.
Christian Chukwu captained Nigeria To Win their first –ever Africa Cup of Nations title in 1980, receiving the brand new Unity Cup from then President Shehu Shagari. He also captained the Enugu Rangers FC team that won the Africa Cup Winners’ Cup in 1977.
Nicknamed ‘Chairman’ for the authority in the team’s defence and onslaughts, Chukwu also served as assistant coach of the first team to win a FIFA World Cup trophy for Nigeria – the Golden Eaglets at the FIFA U16 World Cup in China in 1985.
He was also assistant coach of the Golden Generation team – the 1994 Class of Super Eagles that qualified Nigeria for her first FIFA World Cup finals, won the Africa Cup of Nations title in Tunisia and qualified for the Round of 16 at the FIFA World Cup USA 94.
Between 2002 and 2005, Chukwu was head coach of the Super Eagles and led the team to win bronze medal at the 2004 Africa Cup of Nations in Tunisia.