Christian Chukwu advised journalists and social media influencers to always research and find out their facts before writing.
Former Super Eagles coach Christian Chukwu has debunked the news of his death, saying he is safe and sound.
Chukwu disclosed this on Sunday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at his Trans Ekulu residence, Enugu.
The social media have since January 8, been awash with the news of Chukwu's demise.
However, the former Green Eagles captain, who celebrated his 70th birthday on January 4 said he was surprised that some people would wish him death.
He said as cited by Sports Central: "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.
He advised journalists and social media influencers to always investigate and get their facts right before writing.
Chukwu was in company of some of his close associates, including Barry Diala, Joseph Agu and his kinsman, Peter Agu, when he granted the interview..