Nnanyelugo Chidi Aroh, the Enugu State Commissioner for Information in a statement said his people and the government as a whole are “indeed very proud of the immesurable contributions of this great son of Enugu State to the development of the game of football both locally and internationally”.
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He added that “we recall with great delight the numerous contributions of Christian Chukwu to the game of football including leading the Nigerian National team, The Green Eagles, as Captain to win their first ever African Nations Cup in 1980”.
“Christian Chukwu also had an outstanding career as coach of various National teams, including Nigeria, Kenya and Lebanon” remarking that “his (Chukwu’s) performance at various times as player, coach and manager of Enugu Rangers International FC is indeed unparalleled”.
Aroh concluded; “As we join his family, friends and the entire football family worldwide in celebrating this football icon, we beseech the Almighty God to grant him good health of mind and body”