Reigning Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) champions Enugu Rangers has appointed former captain and coach, ‘Chairman’ Christian Chukwu as the new general manager and chief executive of the team on Monday.
His appointment was sanctioned by the Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi following the reshuffling of the Flying Antelopes management with the poor run of results in the current NPFL season, as they gets set to represent Nigeria in the CAF Champions League later this year.
With the latest appointment, Chukwu is expected to take over the club’s leadership position from Ozo Chibuzor with immediate effect. Chukwu captained Enugu Rangers football club and the Nigeria national team (then Green Eagles) in the late 1970s.
Meanwhile, he was the first Nigerian captain to lift the African Nations Cup trophy after a 3-0 victory over Algeria in the final of the 1980 tournament hosted in Nigeria.