A former national goalkeeper and retired football coach, Paul Obiako, is currently down with a heart enlargement problem.
Five million naira is needed for a surgery to correct the defect.
Obiako played for Rangers International FC of Enugu between 1979 and 1989.
He was also a member of the Christ the King Church (CKC) team which won the world schools football competition in Dublin, Ireland in 1977.
Obiako also coached the Anambra State football team before his retirement.
Speaking of his travails in an interview with New Agency of Nigeria in Awka, he said, ”The ailment was first diagnosed in 2015, but it was mildly treated then. I managed it until 2020 when it deteriorated and I became increasingly weak.
“The surgery needed to correct the heart enlargement requires a sum of five million Naira which I cannot afford, having retired from active service.
“I am a retired civil servant, and I don’t have such money. Neither does my wife too.
“So, I need the financial assistance of all Nigerians so that I can come out of this sickness and live a normal life again. Please, I need help.”