By Deji Elumoye
President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with the former captain of the 1980 African Cup of Nations winning team, the Green Eagles, Christian Chukwu, as he clocked 70 years.
Buhari, in a statement on Wednesday by his Media Adviser, Femi Adesina, joined sport lovers, family and friends to celebrate the former coach of the Super Eagles and rejoiced with the multi-talented and disciplined player on the auspicious period of turning a septuagenarian.
He stressed that Chukwu’s contributions to 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.
Buhari also noted 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.
He, therefore, prayed for improved health, strength and longer life for ‘Chairman Chukwu’, as he is been known and called since his active football playing days in the1970s till date.