Former Super Eagles forward, Emmanuel Ebiede, has been diagnosed with Hepatitis B and is currently being treated in a hosķpital in Port Harcourt, Rives State.

The retired footballer’s sister, Joy confirmed the news to Punch on Wednesday morning, April 5, 2023, hours after photos of Ebiede with a protruding stomach surfaced on social media.

She disclosed that the 47-year-old former Flying Eagles star was taken to the hospital by his club members last Friday.

“He is in BMH hospital in Port Harcourt but can’t talk properly now. He’s been here (hospital) since Friday, I came in on Saturday from Bayelsa State to look after him,” Joy said.

“His daughter called me that Daddy (Ebiede) was not feeling fine. So, I got here and saw his situation. It was his club members that rushed him to the hospital. Initially, it was malaria and typhoid, but his stomach got swollen.

“He underwent some tests to detect the cause of the swollen stomach. The test results diagnosed Hepatitis B. He’s not stooling freely, so I don’t know if that’s the cause of the swollen stomach.”

Joy who stated that Ebiede had not worked recently, added that his medical bills has been covered by his benevolent club members.

“His club guys are always coming to the hospital to check on him and pay the bills.” She added.



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