Buhari congratulates Okala, Nigeria’s renown goalkeeper at 70


President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated renowned goalkeeper, Mr. Emmanuel Okala, who clocks 70 years.
A statement issued on Monday by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said
Okala represented the best of Nigerian talent and dexterity.
The statement titled, ‘President Buhari hails heroic goalie, Emmanuel Okala at 70, reads:
“As a goalkeeper for the senior national football team in his prime, President Buhari recalls that Okala represented the best of Nigerian talent and dexterity.
“The President thanks the 1980 Africa Cup of Nations Winner for inspiring many with his brand of patriotism and dedication to duty each time he donned the national colours on duty.
“The President believes that Okala is worthy of honour and celebration as a coach and mentor who has helped many footballers succeed in their chosen careers.
“He prays Almighty God to grant the elder statesman more memorable years of health and fulfilment in all his endeavours.”
Okala’s football carrier started in 971 with Enugu Rangers International Football Club.


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