Green Eagles’ 1980 Africa Cup of Nations’ winning captain Christian ‘Chairman’ Chukwu will fly out of Nigeria tonight through the Muritala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, to undergo medical treatment at the prestigious Saint Elizabeth and Saint John’s Hospital on Saint John’s road in England.
Chukwu will be accompanied to London by his wife, sister and Super Eagles doctor.
There are reports that chairman of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF’s) women’s committee, Aisha Falode, and another board member are to ensure nothing goes wrong with their passage through the airport.
Billionaire businessman and the man who facilitated Chukwu’s trip to London for treatment, Femi Otedola, will visit the recuperating former captain and coach in the hospital.
Chukwu will, however, commence treatment on Friday under the watchful eyes of a renowned neurosurgeon, Dr. Ajayi, who is interestingly a Nigerian, Chukwu’s, his wife’s, sister’s and the Eagles doctor’s trip is facilitated by the
NFF, under the leadership of Melvin Amaju Pinnick and his members, as part of their responsibility to render support to distressed Nigerian footballers.