President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated former coach of the Super Eagles, Christian Chukwu, on his 70th birthday.
President Buhari, in a statement issued on Wednesday by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, joined sports lovers, family and friends to celebrate the skillful footballer who captained the national team to lift its first African Nations Cup title in 1980.
The President, who also felicitated with the multi-talented and disciplined player on the auspicious period of turning a septuagenarian, said 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.
Buhari lauded 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 prayed for improved health, strength and longer life for the former Super Eagles captain.