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Brother of ailing Legon Cities goalkeeper William Essu, Thomas Enu, has disclosed that the CEO of Legon Cities, Paa Kwesi Fabin has reached out to them and sent some money for the sick keeper’s health expenses.

This comes after the 21-year-old goalkeeper called on Coach Ibrahim Tanko, the entire Management of the Black Meteors, and the Ghana Football Association to come to his aid.

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In an interview with Angel FM, Enu said the sickness began while Essu was with Ghana U-23 and has kept him on the sick bed for about five months.

Adding that “The CEO called this morning and told us to send him to 37 (the military hospital) in Accra,”

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“When they called us, we told them that we tried several hospitals but he could not feel any better, so we are considering using other means.

“They asked how much we would need to fund it and we told them that we can’t quote an amount. Therefore, they should send what they are willing to offer or pay his three months salary so we will use it.”

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The keeper’s brother continued that, and the club agreed to the family’s suggestion of seeking spiritual aid to better his brother’s health, hence sending an undisclosed amount to help fund the player’s health care.

“But for five months we’ve been going to the hospital and have not gotten any better outcomes, so we believe that his sickness is beyond the hospital.

“When it started, he texted them but they didn’t mind him. He also called them; they didn’t mind him. So if not for their goalkeeper (Silverster Sackey), who died, probably they wouldn’t have known that he was sick,” Enu said.

“They sent us some money, which will help,” he said.

Essu’s health condition became topical after his pictures as well as his letter to the Ghana Football Association seeking the release of bonuses due him to fund his health care went viral.

He said his brother failed to travel with the team to Morocco after feeling unfit at the airport.

“It started about five months ago. He felt sick at the airport while about to travel with the U-23 team to Morocco so he came home because of the condition.

“We sent him to the hospital and the number of drips he has had will surprise you. He has done lab tests and so many things. They checked him multiple times but couldn’t find anything.”

The images of Essu gained widespread attention as numerous local football fans voiced their dissatisfaction with his club, Legon Cities, for not giving enough consideration to the well-being of their players.

He revealed his need for another medical examination, but regrettably, he is unable to cover the expenses as he has already depleted his savings on medical treatment, with no positive outcome.

His unfortunate circumstances came to light online a day after Legon Cities officially announced the passing of their first-choice goalkeeper, Sylvester Sackey, due to a brief illness, in a statement released on Tuesday, September 12, 2023.

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