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NFF to assist former Golden Eaglets star Daniel Joshua

14 December 2015, 21:38

Abuja - Disabled Nigeria U-17 World cup winner Daniel Joshua may be granted assistance by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to help him walk again.

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.

Also read: Siasia wants NFF to change its attitude

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 lull.

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