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PFAN meets Otedola, seeks help for ailing Nwosu

President of the Professional Footballers Association of Nigerian, Tijani Babangida, says talks are ongoing with billionaire businessman Femi Otedola to aid former Super Eagles midfielder, Henry Nwosu, who has been hospitalised for weeks over an undisclosed ailment, The PUNCH reports.

The PUNCH had reported October 24 that Nwosu, a member of the Green Eagles 1980 AFCON-winning squad, was receiving treatment at the Asaba Specialist Hospital in Delta State.

“I was with him some days ago and I was not happy with the state I saw him,” Babangida told The 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 in getting him better medical treatment abroad so he can stay alive. He served this country and he was a joy to watch. We are also talking to some other individuals that can equally help as well.”

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His former teammate, Segun Odegbami, added, “The sad news I received this morning (Monday) is that Nwosu’s health is not getting better.

“His condition is worsening by the day. We must do everything we can not to let him die. Despite a plethora of recent support, the reality on the ground is that he has been in the same hospital for six weeks. Although the best care the hospital can offer is being provided, this past one week, his situation has worsened badly, he can no longer sit without support, he cannot walk, he has been losing his memory, he no longer eats and has to be fed with liquids only. He is losing his sight and hardly recognises people anymore; he cannot even talk audibly again.”

The Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, had pledged financial support for Nwosu during a visit to Nwosu.

Okowa, who was represented by the state’s Commissioner for Health, Mordi Ononye, and the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Olisa Ifeajika, said the state government would assist the ailing football star.

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