Christian Chukwu, a former Super Eagles coach, has debunked the news of his death, saying that he’s hale and hearty… “I’m Alive” he said.
Chukwu made this known on Sunday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at his Trans Ekulu residence, Enugu State.
The social media have since January 8, 2021 been awash with the news of Chukwu’s death.
However, Chukwu, who celebrated his 70th birthday on January 4, 2021, said that he was surprised that some people would wish him death.
“I’m terribly embarrassed by this news that I’m dead. Several people have been calling me from across the world since the news broke.
“I’m still investigating the source of the story.”
Chukwu, popularly known as ‘chairman’ during his career days, said that God was in control of his life.
The former Green Eagles captain advised journalists and social media influencers to always investigate and get their facts right before writing.
Chelsea boss, Frank Lampard, has confirmed that defender, Fikayo Tomori, will leave the club on loan this January transfer window.
Lampard said this on Sunday after Chelsea’s FA Cup third-round 4-0 win over Morecambe.
The Blues boss said that was one of the reasons he did not start Fikayo against Morecambe.
Chelsea defeated Morecambe at Stamford Bridge thanks to four goals from Mason Mount, Timo Werner, Callum Hudson-Odoi, and Kai Havertz.
“Situation with Fikayo is open about the moment,” Lampard said at his post-match press conference after the game.
“There is a possibility he could be going on loan to get games somewhere else.
“So that would have to be the solution for him and the club.
“That was part of my thinking of not starting him today [against Morecambe].”
Former Manchester United strikers, Dimitar Berbatov and Michael Owen, have told winger, Jesse Lingard, to leave Old Trafford straight away to save his career.
Berbatov and Owen said this ahead of Man United’s away Premier League tie with Burnley on Tuesday.
Lingard made just his third appearance of the season for Man United in their FA Cup third round 1-0 victory against Watford on Saturday.
The England international has not featured at all in either the Premier League or Champions League this season for Man United.
The 28-year-old has been linked with a move away to Newcastle United this January transfer window and Berbatov believes it would be Lingard’s best interests to move on, adding that his time at the Red Devils is up.
“Honestly, his [Jesse Lingard’s] time is up,” Berbatov told Stadium Astro.
“He’s not playing. He had his chances to shine, to prove how good he is, how good he can be. It shows that, for the moment, Ole [Solskjaer] does not trust him enough to play him.
“And honestly he doesn’t have anywhere to play in the team right now. ‘So when you’ve been so long in one team and, coming to 28 [years old], you have to look back and say, “Did I achieve enough? Am I happy with what I have done here? Is my time up?” ‘So I think he needs to move, he needs to go somewhere else to play.”
On his part, Owen said, “He came through the ranks when me and Berba were in the team, we saw his development, and he’s got to a stage now where he’s a bit older and should be playing regularly in a team now at his age.
“If it was me, and I’d had all that time at Manchester United, I’d probably go and try to play a bit more regularly.”