I am alive, hale and hearty, says Christian Chukwu
Former Super Eagles coach, Christian Chukwu has debunked media reports making rounds that he is dead.
In a chat with the former Green Eagles captain, Chukwu who just recently clocked 70 stated he was shocked and dissatisfied when he saw the news stating he had passed away.
Daily Trust had erroneously reported his death on the Sunday Edition of the paper.
The story of his death was also published by many online Media Platforms however later on pulled down.
“You individuals didn’t examine the story. I do not understand why you people are doing this to me. I was surprised when I saw the paper and I asked myself, how come it was not investigated before being released.
“It’s not that you don’t have my number that you can’t reach me. You individuals ought to retract the story so that people will stop disrupting me. Assist me modify it so I can rest,” he said.
He further thanked everyone who has actually either called or sent out messages to verify if he was certainly dead.
“I am informing them that I live and God is protecting me and I hope that those calling me and sending me messages, God will bless everyone,” he concluded.
Christian Chukwu is the very first Nigerian captain to hand the Super Eagles their very first African Cup of Nations prize in 1980 after beating Angola 3-0 in the final.
He worked as an assistant to coach Sebastian Brodericks-Imasuen and helped the West African country to win their very first U-17 World Cup prize in China in 1985.
Chukwu was also an assistant to Clemens Westerhof when Nigeria won their 2nd Afcon title in 1994, and received their maiden look at the World Cup.
He directed the Super Eagles to a third-place finish at the 2004 Africa Cup of Nations and made a significant contribution to Nigeria Specialist Football League (NPFL) side, Rangers.