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 recently clocked 70 said he was shocked and disappointed when he saw the news saying he had died.
“You people didn’t investigate the story. I don’t know 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 published.
“It’s not that you don’t have my number that you can’t reach me. You people should retract the story so that people will stop disturbing me. Help me amend it so I can rest,” he said.
He further thanked everyone who has either called or sent messages to confirm if he was indeed dead.
“I am telling them that I am alive and God is protecting me and I pray that those calling me and sending me messages, God will bless everyone,” he concluded.
Christian Chukwu is the first Nigerian captain to hand the Super Eagles their first African Cup of nations trophy in 1980 after defeating Angola 3-0 in the final.
He served as an assistant to coach Sebastian Brodericks-Imasuen and helped the West African country to win their first U17 World Cup trophy in China in 1985.
Chukwu was also an assistant to Clemens Westerhof when Nigeria won their second Afcon title in 1994, and qualified for their maiden appearance at the World Cup.
He guided the Super Eagles to a third-place finish at the 2004 Africa Cup of Nations and made a major contribution to Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side Rangers.