The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has moved to provide support for former Nigeria captain and Coach, Christian Chukwuemeka Chukwu to overcome his present health challenges and get back on his feet soonest.
President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Melvin Pinnick, said that he has mandated the Chairman of Enugu State Football Association and Member of the NFF Executive Committee, Honorable Chidi Ofo Okenwa to pay a visit to the 1980 Africa Cup of Nations winning team captain and get the details of his challenges and what needs to be done to return him to good health.
Early reports on the health challenges of the former Nigeria defense stalwart indicated that there is need to raise the sum of fifty thousand dollars for his round trip to the United States of America for surgery, medication and general after-surgery care.
Christian Chukwu captained the senior national team of Nigeria as they won 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.