April 19, 2024

Henry Nwosu In Asaba Specialist Hospital Over Heart Related Disease

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…Seeks for financial support from Nigerians

…Delta govt pledges financial and moral support

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By Simeon OSAJIE

Nigeria’s legendary footballer and a gifted midfielder, Henry Nwosu, have been admitted at the Asaba Specialist Hospital, Asaba for a heart related disease.

Nwosu, was among the Nigeria’s triumphant 1980 African Nations Cup squad, and scored the only goal for Nigeria at the 1980 Olympics.

He was in high spirits when officials of the Delta State government visited him on Sunday at the hospital.

Speaking during the visit, Dr. Mordi Ononye, the state Commissioner for Health, in company with Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Olisa Ifeajika, said the state government would do everything physically possible to assist the sickly football star.

Ononye said that, Henry as one of the legendary heroes of Nigeria, his labour for the country would not be forgotten by the Delta State Government.

According to the state commissioner of health, “your exploits and the major role you played in this nation and for promoting football and sports generally in our country would never be forgotten.

“The governor would have loved to be here personally but he is seriously involved in some national issues, especially the campaigns of the Peoples Democratic Party, which he is the vice-presidential candidate.

“He has asked us to come and see you to know how you are doing  and to ensure that the medical personnel here are doing their utmost best, and from the report I have gotten from the Chief Medical Director, you are showing remarkable improvement and we are very happy about that.

“We want to assure you that we will continue to pray for you and also stand with you at this trying time and I believe that by the grace of God, I am confident that you will come out of this successfully.

“Just as our National Anthem says, the labour of our heroes past shall not be in vain. Some people may have forgotten your contributions to Nigeria but Delta State will never forget,” Ononye said.

Responding, Mrs. Kate Kogolo younger sister to the legendary footballer, who was with him at the hospital, said that he was receiving adequate treatment and care and thanked the state government and other well-meaning Nigerians for their care and support.

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