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Buhari Congratulates Ex-Super Eagles Coach, Christian Chukwu at 70

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President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the former coach of the Super Eagles, Christian Chukwu, on his 70th birthday.
President Buhari in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina in Abuja on Wednesday said he was joining sports lovers, family and friends to celebrate the skilful footballer who captained the national team to lift its first African Nations Cup title in 1980.

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President Buhari in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina in Abuja on Wednesday said he was joining sports lovers, family and friends to celebrate the skilful footballer who captained the national team to lift its first African Nations Cup title in 1980.

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SPORTS: Ex-Eagles Coach, Christian Chukwu Dispels Death Rumour

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The former national team coach, Christian Chukwu has dispelled the rumour making the rounds that he had died.
Chukwu had on Monday, January 4, 2021, celebrated his 70th birthday.
However, a few days later there was a rumour that he had passed on and on Saturday, January 9, 2021, some social media platforms reported his death without confirmation.
But speaking on Sunday in his Enugu home in the company of his friends, the soccer legend, said he was surprised as everyone at the news of his death.

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Chukwu who was full of praise to God for life said he had received a series of calls from his friends all over the world who had been calling to find out whether or not the news was true.
He described the story as outragoues, noting that it is unprofessional for anyone to come up with such a report without any form of investigation.

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PREMIER LEAGUE: MAN CITY DEFEAT CHELSEA 3-1 AT STAMFORD BRIDGE TO CLIMB UP TO 5TH

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Manchester City impressively overcame the absence of key first-team players due to coronavirus as they eased to a 3-1 victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

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Pep Guardiola’s side had their game at Everton postponed earlier this week due to a COVID-19 outbreak at the club, one that left them without six squad members for their first match of 2021.

But City, who handed a league debut to goalkeeper Zack Steffen, were three up inside 34 minutes thanks to strikes from Ilkay Gundogan, Phil Foden and star of the show Kevin De Bruyne.

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Marseille, Club Brugge, Genk Interested in Signing Chelsea-Owned Nigerian Striker

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Super Eagles hopeful, Ike Ugbo is attracting huge interest from clubs in the Belgian First Division A and French Ligue 1.

The striker’s performances for Cercle Brugge, where is on loan from Chelsea until season’s end, have not gone unnoticed, with 10 goals in sixteen appearances in the division.

Racing Genk have identified the Chelsea-owned striker as a potential replacement for Nigeria international Paul Onuachu who is on the radar of big five European League clubs following the banner season he’s having.

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Ugbo is also a key target for Belgian champions Club Brugge and there is also interest from Marseille in France.

Interested clubs have been speaking directly with Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia to enquire about the availability of the former England U17 international.

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Ugbo is planning to finish the season at Cercle Brugge before making a decision on his next career step.

The 22-year-old extended his contract with the Blues until at least June 30, 2022 before heading to Cercle Brugge on loan.

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