Otedola Visits ‘Chairman’ Chukwu In London
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By Amaechi Agbo
Nigeria business mogul and Renownd philanthropist, Femi Otedola Tuesday visited ailing former Super Eagles coach, Christian ‘Chairman’ Chukwu in hospital in London, Bestchoicesports.com.ng can report.
Otedola visited Chukwu yesterday few days after he arrived London for further medical treatment.
Chukwu was flown to London on May 16 after weeks of treatment in local hospital in Enugu.
Nigeria Football Federation confirmed Otedola’s visit to Chukwu in London via it’s twitter handle on Tuesday.
“@realFemiOtedola visits recuperating former @NGSuperEagles coach, Christian Chukwu at the Wellington Hospital, Circus Road, St John’s Woods London,” the federation tweeted with a picture of the philanthropist, NFF president, Amaju Pinnick along with Chukwu and his wife displayed.
Former Nigeria captain Christian Chukwu, in company with his wife Lilian Nkeiruka, arrived in the United Kingdom for medical treatment last week
Chukwu, who captained the Senior National Team to win the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time in 1980, travelled with his wife aboard a Virgin Atlantic Airline flight from Lagos.
The Federation also sought financial support from philanthropic individuals, with the Chairman of Forte Oil, Mr. Femi Otedola donating $50,000 for Chukwu’s medical treatment in Enugu prior to his being taken to London
Christian Chukwu captained the Green Eagles as they won Nigeria’s 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.
Femi Otedola is a Nigerian businessman, philanthropist, and chairman of Forte Oil PLC , an importer of fuel products. Otedola is the founder of Zenon Petroleum and Gas Ltd, and the owner of a number of other businesses across shipping, real estate and finance. He has recently invested in power generation as part of the liberalisation of the sector in Nigeria.