Former Nigeria goalkeeper Bidemi Aluko has said she is unable to have chemotherapy for breast cancer as hospitals in Nigeria focus on treating coronavirus.
After a diagnosis of breast cancer in January 2019, Aluko was braced for a-year-long session of chemotherapy and possible surgery, and the former Super Falcons keeper underwent 10 chemotherapy sessions before the coronavirus pandemic struck.
But now, in common with hospitals across the country, the hospital in Ibadan where Aluko was receiving the treatment has told patients with other conditions to stay away.
“I couldn’t go to the clinic because of my health status – we were told that people with existing health issues should stay out of the clinic,” Aluko told BBC Sport Africa.
“They are attending to people whose cases they deem as critical.” (BBC)