Nigerian ex-international goalkeeper, Peter Fregene has received two successful surgeries in Lagos, following efforts launched by philanthropists and soccer stakeholders to save him from the jaws of stroke.
Leading the array of helpers is Lagos-based oil magnate, Femi Otedola, who not only put in a princely amount of money to foot Fregene’s bills at a posh hospital on Victoria Island, he also flew in specialists from abroad to take care of the icon.
Providing an update on Fregene’s situation, a former official at Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Raji Mohammed said Otedola’s efforts have gone a long way in saving the ex-keeper, who had been bed ridden for almost two years before help came his way.
The football stakeholder disclosed via social media that Fregene is currently recovering from his latest round of surgery and treatment at the hospital, with a view that the legend will soon be back on his feet, healthy and sound once again.
Raji posted: “UPDATE ON PETER FREGENE: Two major Successful Surgery was Performed on Peter Fregene yesterday at the Reddington hospital Victoria Island Lagos by one of the Best Neurosurgeon in the World, United States based DR. OLAWALE SULAIMAN.
“Chief Femi Otedola flew in Dr Suleiman into the Country from the United states to perform the Surgery on Peter Fregene who has been Bedridden for three years. Peter Fregene is currently recuperating at the Intensive Care Unit of the Reddington Hospital.
“Nigerians look forward to see Peter Fregene back on his feet again. May God Continue to bless the works of Chief Otedola’s hands. HARRISON JALLA president (NANF).”