When he retired from playing, he went into coaching, bringing his years of experience as a player into bear in harnessing footballing talents from home. He helped a good number of our youths to become useful not just to themselves, but to the Nigerian nation at large.
Kelechi Emeteole who is also known as 'Caterpillar' has made this country proud, he has served this country, he answered Nigeria when Nigeria needed him most, and it will be unforgivable if Nigeria ignores him now that he needs Nigeria,
Our dear Emeteole is down with an ailment, the doctors say is cancer of the throat. We know how speedily, cancerous cells eat up the human body and make a vegetable out of vital organs. 11,000 Dollars is the medical bill which Indian specialists have demanded. A Nigerian specialist based in Enugu believes that Two Million Naira will be enough tokeep this great Nigerian patriot alive, at least for longer, certainly not forever. Please help, however, you can.
This is the account details supplied by Solo Mourinho, a respected sports journalist and broadcaster who took the pains of visiting our dear Kelechi Emeteole in his hospital bed. The photos are also to his credit.
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 1007868369
ACCOUNT NAME: KELECHI EMETEOLE
GOD BLESS YOU AS YOU PUT IN WHATEVER YOU CAN
Part of statement from Sports Journalist, Solomon Onu reads:
"Earlier today i visited Chief Kelechi Emetole who is seriously ill and cannot speak because he has lost his voice
He now breathes with the aid of a pipe attached to his neck
He has been diagnosed with The cancer of the voice box which has affected his heart.
He needs surgery to save his life as soon as possible
According to his wife, a hospital in delhi india demanded 11thousand dollars for the procedure but a Nigerian professor in Enugu says about 2 million naira will do the job.
Kelechi Emetole served this nation effectively with the likes of Christian chukwu ,odegbami to mention but a few.
He also served Imo, Abia, Enugu and Anambara through The Spartans Fc, Iwuanyanwu Nationale, Heartland and Rangers international. He led Heartland to the Finals of the Champions league in 2009.
We need the assistance of the Governments of Imo, Abia and Enugu to assist him in these trying times.
Elkanemi and Rangers are owing him for services he rendered graciously including Heartland since 2009"