Enugu---------------- Former Super Eagles Coach, Christian Chukwu has debunked the rumours making the rounds that he was dead, saying that he is hale and hearty.

Chukwu spoke on Sunday in an interview with reporters in his residence at Trans Ekulu suburb in Enugu.

The social media had been awash with news of Chukwu's demise since January 8, 2021 but, the former Green Eagles captain, who celebrated his 70th birthday on January 4, 2021, said that he was surprised that some people would wish him dead.

Chukwu was in company of some of his close associates, including Barry Diala, Joseph Agu and his kinsman, Peter Agu at the time of the interview.

His words, “I am terribly embarrassed with this news that I am dead. Several people have been calling me from across the world since the news broke.

“I am 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 and urged reporters and social media influencers to always investigate and get their facts right before publications.