Ex-Harambee Stars coach Chukwu receives KSh 5 million from billionaire Otedola

Ex-Harambee Stars coach Chukwu receives KSh 5 million from billionaire Otedola

Rahaman Abiola
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:42 PM

- Christian Chukwu has been given a cheque of $50,000 by Nigerian billionaire Femi Otedola

- Chukwu has been down with sickness in Enugu where he is currently receiving treatment

- The former Super Eagles handler will now be traveling to England in the first week of May

Nigerian business mogul Femi Otedola has handed the sum of $50,000 (KSh 5 million) to former Harambee Stars and Super Eagles coach Christian Chukwu, who is currently battling with unknown sickness in the hospital.

The ailing Nigerian tactician who handled the Kenyan national team in 1998, will be flown to England in the first week of May for treatment.

According to the latest report by Cable (Nigeria), the money given to Christian Chukwu by Femi Otedola will take care of his medical treatment in the United Kingdom.

Philip Akinola who is the COO of Zenon Petroleum and Gas Ltd which is one of Otedola’s companies was reported to have given the money to Christian Chukwu in Enugu on Wednesday morning, April 24.

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“The governor just called to thank me immensely and I spoke with Christian Chukwu too. He will be flown abroad next week. I told him he will be fine and I will make sure he is provided with the best health services,” Otedola told TheCable on phone.

Christian Chukwu is a household name as far as African football is concerned and particularly in Nigeria, considering his achievements in the Nigerian League and also with the Super Eagles.

He captained Nigeria to their first Africa Cup of Nations success in 1980 and also led his nation to win bronze medal at the 2004 Africa Cup of Nations in Tunisia as coach.

Earlier, TUKO.co.ke reported that the Nigerian tycoon offered KSh 5 million 'token' to cater for the medical expenses of former Harambee Stars coach.

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