Christian Chukwu, mourns team mate, Stanley Okoronkwo

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Christian Chukwu, former Green Eagles Captain and Rangers International, has described the death of team mate, Stanley Okoronkwo, as a “sad loss”.

Chukwu said this on Tuesday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Enugu.
“The death of Stanley is a sad loss; very painful and we will miss him, ” he said.
Chukwu said he and other club mates would sorely miss Okoronkwo.
Also, a staunch fan of Rangers International and a personal friend of Okoronkwo, Mr Onyema Nwachukwu, described the ace midfield maestro as a gentleman both off and on the field of play.
“He played clean hence he was nicknamed Stainless on the field and off the field. He was a complete gentleman, ” Nwachukwu said.
Also speaking, the former chairman of Rangers Supporters club in the 70s, Hyginus Ilonu, lamented the death of Okoronkwo.
According to him, Okoronkwo was his close friend including his entire family.
“After playing football you cannot see any stain in his jersey.
“When he wanted to dribble he made it clean and he was always gentle off and in the pitch of the field, ” he said.
Ilonu described late Okoronkwo as one of Rangers best player ever.
NAN reports that Okoronkwo joined Rangers International in 1974 and retired in 1979, after Rangers won the then African Cup Winners Cup in 1977.
NAN reports that the former player died on Monday after a brief illness in Enugu. (NAN)

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