Nwosu, a talented midfielder, was the youngest member of the Green Eagles team that won the 1980 Africa Cup of Nations. He scored Nigeria’s only goal at the ’80 Moscow Olympics, but is currently struggling to survive in hospital. in the capital of the state of the Delta.
Nwamuocha, who visited Nwosu yesterday, donated 100,000 naira in cash to help him offset some of his medical bills.
The DFA chief told Newslodge shortly after the visit that he would continue to support the former internationals, who contributed their quota to the growth and development of football while representing Nigeria.
Represented by DFA Board Member Harrison Ocholor and FA Secretary Azuka Ogosi, Nwamuocha said Delta Football appreciates Nwosu’s contributions to the Green Eagles, adding that he remains an inspiration to generations of footballers.
In addition to his donation of N100,000 to help Nwosu’s treatment, Nwamuocha called on Nigerians to join in financial support for the recovery of one of the best dribblers on the African continent.
In response, Nwosu thanked the DFA and all Nigerians for their support since his health problem began. He said, “I have spent all my savings and my family has spent a lot on my treatment.”
He called on well-meaning Nigerians and corporate organizations to come to his aid, saying the burden is becoming unbearable.