Browsing: Emmanuel Okala

President Buhari joins his family, team mates, teeming fans and professional colleagues in celebrating the auspicious occasion, which brings back memories of his patriotism on and off the pitch in the 70’s and 80’s, being one of the heroes of the winning squad of  1980 African Cup of Nations, and member of 1977 Africa Cup-Winners’ Cup Rangers International FC team.

A statement signed by the Minister said: “On behalf of the Nigerian football family, let me sincerely congratulate Emmanuel Okala as he turns 70. On this your special day, I wish you God’s  guidance, protection, mercy, favour and good health, Happy birthday.”

The NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, praised the towering goaltender for his glorious service to fatherland in the round leather game, delivering his best anytime he turned out for both the Senior Men Team (then known as Green Eagles) and Rangers International FC of Enugu.