From Tony Osauzo, Benin
The Sports Minister, Sunday Dare, yesterday, rendered financial support to the 84-year-old ailing former Golden Eaglets coach, Sebastian Brodericks Imasuen, who is currently recovering from stroke at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH).
The minister who did not disclose the support, which he sent through his Special Assistant on Media, Toyin Ibitoye, stated that Broderick is a national hero who needs all the care he can get to bounce back to good health.
Ibitoye told the wife of the coach, Helen that the minister felt compelled to help the World Cup winning coach to ensure he gets the best of medication at the UBTH.
“The Minister asked me to come to Benin to see Coach Brodericks personally and deliver the message which is between him and the family of the coach.
“I am happy to see that Coach Brodericks is making good progress and the Minister is also elated about this,” Ibitoye said.
Responding, lmasuen’s wife, Helen, thanked the minister for his gesture and said her husband was responding to treatment. She called for support for the coach, and expressed hope that her husband would continue to respond to treatment
“I thank the minister for this kind gesture, it shows that the plight of my husband is getting to the right channel. I pray that he would continue to receive the support he needs to get back to his feet.
“He is better now compared to when we brought him to the hospital. Hopefully, he can get better and be relocated to another ward to continue treatment. I urge that he get more support as he continues his recovery,” Mrs Imasuen stated.