Former super eagles striker Femi Opabunmi is going blind and he is crying out to well meaning Nigerians to help save his sight through their Financial and Moral supports.Femi Opabunmi, who played U17 for Nigeria and also played at 2002 World Cup in Korea/Japan said he has been getting some support in piece meals.
He however needs help urgently and it’d help to amplify his cry for help to those in the football authority and well meaning Nigerians.
Femi Opabunmi tells his story , a former U-17 player who played for Nigeria at the 2001 FIFA U-17 World Championship, Trindad and Tobago, where he scored a hat-trick against Australia and won himself the Silver Shoe as second highest goals corer and also the Bronze Ball as third best player in the tournament..
“In December 2006, I was training one day when suddenly I felt a sharp pain in my eyes. I could not see the ball again,” “My vision became blurred and I decided to see an optician. The woman told me that in a few days, I could be blind if I did not have surgery, I went for it and the surgeon said it was a success.”
” The bill was so much that I was forced to contact a few of my friends. Osaze Odemwingie and Seyi Olofinjana responded by sending some money to me. Others did not even reply my mails or called to know how I was feeling.” “I was expecting to see again but there was no improvement. I visited the doctor and other hospitals in Paris without a solution. They told me that my problem was a complex case that I was too young for such a painful experience”.
On returning home…“I went to Ojulowo Eye Clinic in Ibadan but I had no money to pay the bill. When Onigbinde heard about my return to Nigeria, he called me and helped me. He paid my bill at Ojulowo but the problem was only solved halfway”.
A couple of weeks back it was reported the Honourable Dapo Lam Adeshina gave the former Shooting Stars player 500,000 naira.