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Delta pledges support for ailing Henry Nwosu

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Delta State Government, yesterday, pledged financial and moral support for ailing legendary footballer, Henry Nwosu.

Nwosu, a gifted midfielder, was the poster boy and the youngest member of Nigeria’s victorious 1980 African Nations Cup squad.

The retired midfielder, who scored the only goal for Nigeria at the 1980 Olympics, was admitted at a specialist hospital for treatment of a heart related illness.

He was in high spirits when state government officials visited him at the hospital.

Speaking during the visit, the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Mordi Ononye, said the state government would do everything humanly possible to assist the ailing football star.

He said that as one of the legendary heroes of Nigeria, the Delta State Government would not forget his labour for the country.

“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 (PDP), 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 got from the Chief Medical Director, you are showing remarkable improvement and we are very happy about that,” Ononye said.

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