He The Federal Ministry of Youth Development and Sports and the Nigerian Football Federation have launched action to help U-17 World Cup-winning coach Sebastian Brodericks-Imasuen, whose failing health was first reported by the punch on Tuesday.
Brodericks-Imasuen, 84, who led the Golden Eaglets to win the inaugural Under-17 World Cup in 1985 in China, had been diagnosed with ischemic stroke since December 2022 and has been receiving treatment at the University Teaching Hospital. University of Benin for more than a month. , collected our correspondent.
Ischemic stroke occurs when a blood clot blocks or narrows an artery leading to the brain. The blood clot often forms in arteries damaged by plaque buildup (atherosclerosis).
The media adviser to the sports minister, Toyin Ibitoye, said the punch that Brodericks-Imasuen will receive support from both the sports ministry and the NFF.
“The sports minister has ordered that immediate support be given to Sebastian Brodericks-Imasuen,” Ibitoye said. the punch.
“The Nigerian Football Federation is also planning some support for him. We just hope everything goes well for him and his family.”
The highly-skilled coach, a former international, also led the Eaglets to the U-17 World Cup final in Canada in 1987, where they lost their title to Russia. He also led the team to the quarterfinals two years later in Scotland, where they defeated Saudi Arabia in the quarterfinals.
Brodericks-Imasuen mentored players such as former African Footballer of the Year Victor lkpeba, Victor Igbinoba, Fatai Atere, Philip Osondu, Bawa Abdullahi, Lemmy Isa, Dimeji Lawal, Jonathan Akpoborire, Nduka Ugbabe, Godwin Okpara, Kayode Keshinro, Babajide Oguntuase, among others. .