Billionaire offers to foot medical bill of ailing former soccer coach

Billionaire offers to foot medical bill of ailing former soccer coach

A Nigerian tycoon has offered to fund the medical expenses of former Harambee Stars coach, Christian Chukwu.

The ailing Nigerian tactician handled the Kenyan National team in 1998.

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Nigerian billionaire offers to foot medical bill of ailing former Harambee Stars Coach

Ex-Nigeria coach Christian Chukwu looks on during the African Nations Cup 2004 Semi-Final match between Tunisia and Nigeria held at the Olympic Stadium on February 11, 2004 in Rades, Tunisia.

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According to BBC, the Nigerian oil merchant, Femi Otedola, who, according to the 2016 Forbes 2016 report was estimated to be worth $1.8 billion, has agreed to pay $50,000 toward Chukwu's medical expenses.

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The money will enable Chukwu to travel to the United States to undergo a medical procedure.

Chuku, 68, captained the Super Eagles to their first Africa Cup of Nations title in 1980.

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He was Dutchman, Clemens Westerhof's right hand man as the Super Eagles won their second continental title in 1994.

'The Chairman', as many fondly refer to him, also coached Lebanese club, Safa FC in 1997, a year before he moved to Kenya.

He also coached Nigeria in the 2014 Africa Cup of Nations where the Super Eagles finished third.

He led local football club, Enugu Rangers FC to victory in the Africa Cup, among other achievements.fore the Nations Cup success, he had captained local side Enugu Rangers FC side to the Africa Cup Winners' Cup title.

Chukwa was is also hailed as one of Africa's top defenders and was a legend in Nigeria.

He led local football club, Enugu Rangers FC, to victory in the Africa Cup, among other achievements.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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