Uche Okechukwu Shares How Super Eagles Can Play Better at the World Cup
Ex-super eagles player, Uche Okechukwu granted an exclusive interview to Premium Times on how Nigeria can perform better at the World Cup, and even more.
We shared below:
Fondly called the ‘Gentle Giant’ in his active days with the Super Eagles, Uche Okechukwu is a name that continues to ring a bell in the Nigeria football circles and beyond.
Widely seen as one of the best defenders that has ever donned the green and white jersey of Nigeria, Okechukwu speaks with PREMIUM TIMES on how the Super Eagles can go far at the fast approaching Russia 2018 World Cup.
Okechukwu also delves a bit into his private life; opening on his life after football.
PT: Nigeria is set for the sixth appearance at the FIFA World Cup, how do see the chances of Nigeria at the Russia 2018 World Cup?
Okechukwu: Honestly, I have not had the opportunity to watch this team closely enough to be assertive on what they can do. I only watched one of the qualifiers and it was not for the 90 minutes, but for a team to qualify for the World Cup, it means they are good.
Over the weekend, I joined my children to watch the
much talked about ‘Black Panther’. It was a good film, and I was happy they
took me to see it. However, I came out of the movie theatre a little upset. When the first scenes came up, and I saw “Sambisa Forest”
I was unhappy that the only reference the film makers could have for Nigeria
was a negative one, but I was later encouraged by the thought of Africans
solving African problems. That is a good thing, the kinds of things we used to
do. For young people who may not remember, Nigerian civil servants and indeed
most able citizens used to contribute money every month to support the struggle
against Apartheid in South Africa. Nigeria was the single stabilizing force
across West Africa. Helping to restore peace in Liberia and Sierra Leone are
examples of the gigantic status we once had.
The maiden edition of the 'my phone photography exhibition' held on the 23rd of March. The Shehu Musa Yar'adua Centre located in central area, Abuja, played host to this event. It was an atmosphere filled with calmness but you could also hear the joy and excitement in the voices of the over 100 people who came through the exhibition doors. The idea of the exhibition was born by one of the exhibitors (Omofuoma Agharite). Haven taken numerous pictures with her phone, she wanted to share those pictures with others and at the same time support a charity organisation. It was then that the idea was born and given to Ivy Events to nurture. After months of planning and execution, a group of exhibitors came together to showcase some of the amazing pictures that they had photographed with only their phones.