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Published On: Thu, May 21st, 2020

Ailing former Super Eagles defender Eboigbe gets medical support

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By Amaechi Agbo

Ailing former Super Eagles defender Sunday Eboigbe may soon be back on his feet following the intervention of the Minister of Youth and Sports Development and Edo State Deputy Governor Comrade Philip Shuiabu to provide him medical assistance, reports
Eboigbe had been bedridden as a result of a strange ailment that had made it impossible for the ex Insurance of Benin player to use his limbs. His plight had attracted the attention of the Minister who sent a staff of the Ministry to hand him some cash and also ascertain areas for further assistance.
After due consultations, the Minister contacted the Deputy Governor who then raised a medical team to do a proper evaluation of the state of health of the ex player.
A medical team visited Eboigbe at his Benin City residence on Monday for proper evaluation and will soon commence treatment to get him back on his feet. The Minister promised to pick the medical bill of the former International.
Eboigbe who played alongside the likes of Bright Omokaro, Stephen Keshi, Augustine Eguavoen, Friday Elaho among others, was a member of the Super Eagles Morroco 88 and Algiers 90 Nations cup squad.
The poor welfare of ex internationals had prompted the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development to request the Nigeria Football Federation to come up with welfare incentives for injured and sick ex international footballers.

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