Dr Chike Chuka a medical expert with over three decades of practice in Physiotherapy has promised a free medical treatment for all members of Ex-Rangers International Football Club Association.
This is contained in a statement made available to newsmen in Enugu on Thursday by Rangers media officer, Norbert Okolie.
Chuka said that he was doing that to contribute his own quarter in solving some of the health challenges confronting footballers at their later stages in life.
He promised to provide free physiotherapy treatment to all the members of Ex-Rangers International Football Club Association.
Okolie said that Chuka being an ardent follower of the flying antelopes had met with some of the members of the club during their meeting on June 25 and thanked them for serving their father land.
He hailed them for putting the club in the height it deserved in the committee of football clubs during their playing days.
He quoted the medical expert as saying,” Sincerely, I am most privileged to be amongst you all that fought for the survival of our great club, Rangers.
“You all fought with passion, doggedness, pride and above all with the last drop of blood in your system to ensure that Rangers became a house-hold name all over the world.
“We all know that after all the wear and tear of the game, the body is not always the same.
“So, I and members of my family and professional colleagues have come to a conclusion to provide free physiotherapy treatment to all members of this association as our own way of saying thank you for your services,” Chuka said.
In his response, the chairman of the association Davidson Owumi thanked the doctor for his magnanimity.
“We are indeed very glad with this gesture which I believe will go a long way in assuaging some of the health challenges our members are going through.
“This association can’t thank you enough Dr Chuka for this as posterity will have a place for you.
“Let me use this opportunity to call on other well meaning individuals and professionals to show members of our
association some love.
“Just as we won’t fail to recognise the efforts of Anambra and Enugu state governments in the welfare of our members,” Owumi said.
He noted that the club modalities for assessing the treatment has been worked out by the executive of the association as treatment will commence in batches.
He added that the treatment would be for four members each month at the doctor’s health facility located in Emene axis of Enugu.