Kadiri Ikhana, a former coach of Enyimba international, has appealed for financial support from Nigerians to enable him undergo three surgeries.
Ikhana, who made the call in an interview in Abuja on Sunday, said the surgery would cost N10 million naira.
The coach, who won the CAF Champions League with the Nigerian Professional League side, explained that he was advised by Dr. Christopher Otabor, the Medical Director of Alliance Hospital based in the Federal Capital Territory, to undergo a hip replacement surgery after a Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
“I need the support of my fellow Nigerians to assist me to perform the remaining three operations which is scheduled for November 19 and November 20.
”The third surgery will be carried out in December, he said.
According to him, the call for support became necessary, because the hospital and federation of coaches in the country alone cannot handle the huge expenses.
”I appreciate the efforts of Alliance hospital for the first free surgery and for saving my life and making me to walk again,” he added.
Ikhana played for the Green Eagles, as well as represented the 1st Infantry Division of the Nigerian Armed Forces in two World Military Games.
He also played for Bendel Insurance for five years, winning trophies with the club, and also played for the defunct Abiola Babes before hanging his boots.
Ikhana then moved to coach El Kanemi Warriors, BCC Lions, Sunshine stars, Kastina United, Nasarawa United, among others.