Nigeria legend Christian Chukwu is in good health and of sound spirit, says Chairman of the Enugu State FA and Member of the NFF Executive Committee , Chidi Okenwa .
Following outcry at the weekend over the true state of health of Nigeria’ s 1980 AFCON – winning team captain, President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick , mandated Okenwa to pay a visit to Chukwu and avail him of the correct state of things.
Speaking to thenff . com on Monday evening following his visit to the former defender , Okenwa said Chukwu was in a very stable condition and adequately taken care of in a medical facility in Enugu State.
He said , “ In all sincerity, I never knew this kind of hospital existed anywhere east of the Niger. It is a world – class facility with highly qualified medical doctors and nurses.
I met ‘ Chairman ’ in a very stable condition. I met a Christian Chukwu that talks and eats normally and is of sound mind and spirit .
“ I want to express appreciation to the management of Enugu Rangers and the Governor of Enugu State , Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, for the prompt attention given to Chukwu ’ s medical issue. I also want to thank the NFF president for his quick reaction after reading about the health issue. ”
Okenwa , who is also the Chairman of the Nigeria National League , added , “ I want to assure Nigerians from all walks of life that their former captain, their legend , Christian Chukwu , is in good condition and in good hands .
I am assured by the doctors that there is no cause for alarm , and that if there is any need to fly him abroad for further checks, they would promptly so counsel . ”