Ex Rangers ‘Magic’ Abana Down With Stroke
Kenneth Magic Abana
Kenneth Ababa, a pioneer member of Rangers Int’l football club of Enugu is currently down with partial stroke.
According to family sources, ‘Magic’ like Abana was fondly called in his heydays was rushed to a specialist hospital by his family members when his health relapsed on Tuesday.
It would be recalled that the 73 years old Abana had been bedridden ridden as a result of acute arthritis and confined to a wheelchair for over two years.
When journalists visited the private hospital where the veteran footballer was receiving treatment, he could not speak as he had lost power of speech.
But Gertrude Abana, his wife who was with him at the hospital narrated that the incident happened in the morning after had had his meal and taken his medicine.
She said Abana was rushed to General Hospital Enugu-Ukwu but the doctors on duty could not manage him until they were referred to the specialist hospital.
She said her husband her undergone series of tests which showed that it was a case of stroke.
Uche Okafor, a neurosurgeon at the hospital confirmed to journalists that Abana was a hit by partial stroke.
Okafor said the case was manageable and needed progressive management for him to recover.
Emma Okala, Abana’s teammate at Rangers described his health condition as unfortunate.
Okala who described Abana as a skillful player and a patriot said the ex Rangers players family was worried and called on the general public to come to his assistance.
“I am aware of the development, it is quite unfortunate, we the ex Rangers players are worried and are calling for assistance for him,” he said.