The president of the Nigerian Professional Footballers Association, Tijani Babangida, says talks are being held with billionaire businessman Femi Otedola to help former Super Eagles midfielder Henry Nwosu, who has not been hospitalized for weeks. PUNCH the reports
PUNCH announced on October 24 that Nwosu, a member of the Green Eagles 1980 AFCON winning team, was undergoing treatment at the Asaba Specialist Hospital in Delta State.
“I was with him a few days ago and I was not happy with the situation I saw,” Babangida said PUNCH.
“Henry (Nwosu) needs help to stay alive and as a body, PFAN has opened talks with the Otedola Foundation to see how they can help him get better medical treatment abroad so he can stay alive. He served this country and it was a joy to see him. There are other people who can help as well we are also talking.”
His former teammate, Segun Odegbami added, “The sad news I received this morning (Monday) is that Nwosu’s health is not improving.
“His condition is getting worse day by day. We must do all we can to let him die. Although he has received a lot of help lately, the reality is that he has been in the same hospital for six weeks. Although the hospital is giving the best care it can offer, this past week, his condition has worsened, he can’t sit unaided, he can’t walk, he’s losing his memory, he no longer eats and he needs to stay. it only feeds on liquid. He is losing his sight and hardly recognizes people; he can’t even hear or speak again.’
Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, promised Nwosu financial assistance during his visit to Nwosu.
Okowa, represented by the state Commissioner for Health, Mordi Ononye and Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Olisa Ifeajika, said the state government would support the ailing football star.