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Lagos SWAN Praises Sanwo-Olu And Others’ Effort To See Nwosu Back To His Feet

The succour coming the way of ailing former Nigerian international, Henry Nwosu (MON) has been described as a humanitarian assistance that would gone a long way to save a life.

Ex-Eagle, Segun Odegbami (MON), few days ago revealed how the Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has stepped in to see that Nwosu was transferred from Delta State to Lagos to get good medical attention, while he also mentioned the effort of telecommunication giant, Globacom, members of the St. Finbarr’s College Old Students Association among others, which are also interested in assisting ailing former coach of the Golden Eaglets who had been on sick bed since February this year.

“All this put together is a welcome development that our own Henry Nwosu would soon get back to his feet,” said Ms Olatutu Oladunni, the Chairperson of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) Lagos chapter in a statement in Lagos on Thursday
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“We are particularly glad that the sports loving governor of our state, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, in his usual magnanimity, is reaching out to Nwosu for him to get top-notch medical attention in Lagos. It is well commendable, and we thank the governor for this. We want to also commend other institutions, Globacom, St. Finbarr’s College Old Students Association for their interest and a host of all other personalities, not to forget the President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Mr Ibrahim Gusau.

“The role play by our indefatigable ex-international, Mr Segun Odegbami (MON), who has been showing brotherly love to his colleague in the national team that, not now you must not die. This is the high level of humanitarian assistance we can do to our fellow human who is in dire need of our love. Thank you Mr Odegbami, the Lagos sports journalists commend your efforts so far,” Oladunni said.

She, however, reached out to members of Lagos SWAN to take a cue of how Odegbami has been a rallying support to Nwosu, adding that ‘we must all be our brothers and sisters’ keepers all the time.”

Henry Onyemanze Nwosu, born 14 June 1963, is a former Nigerian footballer turned manager. Nwosu spent his career at home with New Nigeria Bank (NNB) of Benin City and African Continental Bank (ACB) of Lagos. He also played for ASEC Mimosas FC of Ivory Coast and Racing FC Bafoussam of Cameroon.


A gifted midfielder, Nwosu was the youngest member of Nigeria’s victorious 1980 African Nations Cup squad, and scored the only goal for Nigeria at the 1980 Olympics. He also played in the 1982, 1984 and 1988 tournaments, finishing runners up in the latter two, with his last game for Nigeria coming in 1991


He was an assistant for former Eagles teammate Samson Siasia at the 2008 Beijing Olympics where Nigeria won the silver medal. He was an assistant to Onigbinde that took the Super Eagles to 2002 FIFA World Cup in Korea and Japan. On 27 September 2008, Nwosu was appointed as the coach for the Nigerian U-17 team. However, he was removed from the post in April 2009 after a string of poor results in preparation for the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup. Nwosu was hired that August as coach of Union Bank F.C. In October 2013, he was named coach for Abeokuta club Gateway United F.C.

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