Tuesday Nov 26, 2019. 09:00
Nigeria international Ogenyi Onazi has reportedly forked out around US$4,000 to pay for Emmanuel Sani’s medical expenses.
According to BBC Sport, the 2009 FIFA Under-17 World Cup Golden Ball winner and joint top scorer, will undergo surgery in Lagos next month.
Sani had the world at his feet after helping Nigeria to a second placed finish on home soil a decade ago, but long-term achilles tendonitis problems derailed a promising career.
Sani moved to Italian side Lazio with Onazi, but following short spells in Switzerland, Israel and Sweden he was forced to call time on his career four years ago.
“I got a call from the doctor that [Ogenyi] Onazi has paid Naira 1.4m (US$4,000) for my surgery and also transferred 50k for my ticket to Lagos,” Emmanuel announced on social media.
“Thank you very much, brother. May God continue to bless you. The surgery is scheduled for 2nd of December 2019.”