The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has come to the rescue of ailing former Super Eagles defender, Yisa Shofoluwe, who is reportedly down with a brain ailment.
The Minister last weekend sent money through another ex-international to support the medical bill of the ace defender.
In addition, Dare has promised to speak to a state governor to pick the medical bill for the surgery.
The Minister’s response is coming on the heels of appeal by former international, Waidi Akanni, for public spirited Nigerians to come to the aid of the ex-player.
Dare had last year offered financial lifeline to mothers of late internationals, Rashidi Yekini, Samuel Okwaraji, Ali Jeje Ibrahim and quarter miler Sunday Bada.
Shofoluwe was nicknamed Dean of Defence by legendary radio commentator, Ernest Okonkwo, for his defence prowess.
He held away in the right back position between 1983 and 1988, playing at the 1984 and 1988 African Nations Cups.
He was one time assistant coach of the Golden Eaglets and also assisted at Gateway FC of Abeokuta.
Shofoluwe is currently at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi Araba, Lagos undergoing treatment.