Nigeria President, Muhammadu Buhari, has joined the league of others to praise and celebrate Mr Christian Chukwu, a former coach of the nation’s national men football team as he added to his age.
Naija News understands that the ex-Super Eagles coach Christian Chukwu Okoro (his full name) had clocked 70 years of age on January 4, 2021.
Chukwu had during his football career played as a defender and captained the Nigeria national team to its first win in the African Nations Cup, this online news platform understands.
He was also a first-team coach at Rangers International F.C. until 2009.
To celebrate the sportsman, the president in a statement made available to newsmen on Wednesday, January 6 through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, described Chukwu as a multi-talented and disciplined.
The statement reads in part: “President Muhammadu Buhari sends warm greetings to the former coach of the Super Eagles, Christian Chukwu, on his 70th birthday, joining sports lovers, family and friends to celebrate the skilful footballer who captained the national team to lift its first African Nations Cup title in 1980.
“The President rejoices with the multi-talented and disciplined player on the auspicious period of turning a septuagenarian, affirming that his contributions to the development of sports in Nigeria will always attract attention, particularly making the country proud by providing technical leadership for other national teams like those of Lebanon and Kenya.
“President Buhari also notes, with commendation, the efforts of the former Captain of Rangers International, Enugu, in strengthening the local league, which has over the years been the major feeder of the national team and produced players that have featured in some of the best teams and championships in the world.
“The President prays for improved health, strength and longer life for the former Super Eagles captain.”
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