Former Super Eagles midfielder, Henry Nwosu, has said he needs help to stay alive after being diagnosed with an undisclosed terminal ailment.
It was gathered that Nwosu, a member of Nigeria’s first title winning African Cup of Nations squad in 1980, is currently receiving treatment at the Asaba Specialist hospital in Delta State.
The 59-year-old, who is being treated at the hospital by his two sisters, told newsmen he was battling to stay alive, having spent all his fortune in the process.
I can’t say anything now about my ailment until next week, as the results of some of the tests I underwent have not been brought to me,”
“Some people have sent me money to help the process, which I appreciate so much. Today (Sunday), someone from an All-Star club I belong to in Lagos sent me N100,000, while another sent me N50,000, which I appreciate. I need all the help I can now to stay alive.
I know how much I have spent here at the Asaba Specialist Hospital, it has not been easy.”
Meanwhile, the Chairman, Task Force of the Professional Footballers Association of Nigerian, Harrison Jalla, made a plea to the Minister of Youth and Sports Sunday Dare, the Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma and the President, Nigeria Football Federation, Ibrahim Gusau, to come to the aid of the Nigerian legend.