Chukwu, one of Nigeria’s most influential footballers in history who captained the national team to their first Africa Cup of Nations title in 1980, suffered from prostate cancer which affected his leg.
The Enugu state government donated N1.5 million for the leg surgery and Billionaire Femi Otedola paid N18,000,000 ($50,000) to bankroll his medical treatment at the Wellington Hospital, London.
The oil mogul came to the 1980 Africa Cup of Nations winner’s rescue in April, when Grand Patron of Ex-Enugu Rangers Players Association, Benson Ejindu, through a Facebook post, revealed that Chukwu was very sick and in urgent need of support to enable him gets medical attention overseas.
He arrived in London for his final treatment in April with his wife and NFF boss Amaju Pinnick.
Christian Chukwu has finally recovered fully and he has returned to Nigeria after his medical trip in London.