The management of Rangers International F.C has revealed the efforts the club made to help its former player and coach, Christian Chukwu who has successfully undergone a surgery from a life-threatening health challenge.
The club in a statement released by the media officer, Norbert Okolie, further described the stories making the rounds in most social media platforms that the club and Enugu state government abandoned the former national team captain and coach in his hour of need.
General Manager of the ‘Flying Antelopes’, Prince Davidson Owumi, described talks of abandonment of the national icon as completely baseless as both the club and state government led by H.E, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has been doing all that was needed to help the coach back to his feat.
“Rangers management and the state government under the leadership of H.E, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has been up and doing since coach Christian Chukwu was met with this health challenge.
“We, Rangers made the initial deposit for his admission for medical attention at Nike Clinic, GRA, Enugu and after informing the state government of his condition, the sum of One million, five hundred thousand naira only was made available to his family for treatment which has been carried out and he is right now in a hotel recovering from the treatment carried out on him.”
Prince Owumi further said that the club made the initial two hundred thousand naira deposit for his admission and commencement of treatment at the private health facility stressing, “Christian Chukwu is a legend and our governor hold him in high esteem and takes whatever concerns him with high regard. So, it beats me hollow for some media channels to start peddling stories that he was abandoned. It is not true. Our legend, Chukwu has been assessed by medical personnel at the hospital and is gradually getting over the health challenge.
“We did not want to make the efforts of Enugu state government and Rangers in this case public, because his family never wanted his condition a public affair.”