Abuja - Disabled Nigeria U-17 World cup winner Daniel Joshua
may be granted assistance by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to help him
Joshua who won the U-17 world cup with Nigeria in 2007 was
involved in a ghastly car accident on his way to the Nigeria U-20 camp in 2008
and has stayed bed ridden since then.
However help appears to be coming his way as latest
indications suggest his years of neglect from various sports administrators and
NFF president will in the coming days become history.
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The NFF under President Amaju Pinnick are set to help him by
giving him a job with the federation but at the moment a role for him is yet to
be fashioned out.
Indications are he might be the federations’ goodwill
ambassador on monthly stipends or act as a scout for the junior teams of
Nigeria as he can still move about in his wheel chair.
A defender by trade before the accident, he represented
Niger Tornadoes locally and was operated upon in Germany after the car accident
to cure a defect in his nerve which was wrongly stitched with his skin during
first aid treatment.
Although that anomaly has been corrected, he is currently
undergoing physiotherapist rehabilitation to help reawaken the nerve after the
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