Help has finally come the way of ailing former international, Peter Fregene, as billionaire businessman and Chairman of Forte Oil Plc, Femi Otedola, agreed to foot the medical bills of the former Nigeria goalkeeper, who has been bedridden since 2001, after SUNDAY PUNCH’s report on May 26.
The 72-year-old Fregene, who had been critically ill in Sapele, Delta State, will be airlifted from the Benin Airport in Edo State to Lagos on Friday (today) morning for medical evaluation and treatment.
It was learnt that Otedola, after sending representatives to check on Fregene, finalised plans to move him to Lagos to commence immediate treatment at the Reddington Hospital in Lagos.
The former goalkeeper, who represented the country at the 1968 Olympic Games, confirmed the development to our correspondent when contacted on Thursday. Read more