Emmanuel Okala represents best of Nigerian dexterity – Buhari

Emmanuel Okala

President Muhammadu Buhari has described legendary goalkeeper, Emmanuel Okala, as one who represents the best of Nigerian talent and dexterity.

Buhari saluted Okala on Monday, while congratulating him on his 70th birthday.

In a statement signed by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, he said: “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.”

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