Christian Chukwu has disclosed he has no ill feelings over his recent dismissal by the Enugu State Government as the general manager and Chief Executive Officer of the Enugu Rangers, maintaining he gave everything to the club who brought him to prominence.
Chukwu, a former captain and later coach of the club, also said he did his best for the club within the short period he held sway, adding however that his most cherished performance during his tenure was ensuring the club did not go on relegation for the first time under his watch.
“Life goes on, it is like military barracks where soldiers come and go, while the barrack remains”, Chukwu said.
“Rangers as a club, is not just an ordinary football club, it is an institution, much bigger than any individual.
“It is even an honour for one to have passed through it under whatever capacity, either as a player, coach or official including being a supporter.
“In my own case, I have seen it as a player, coach and manager.
“I did my best within the period I was in charge.
“At least, I took over as general manager when they were in the Premier League and left them as a Premier League side.
“It would have been a monumental let down if I had not strived to save the team, the pride of the Igboman, from going on relegation.
“That gives me joy.”
With the 10-man investigative panel headed by Agu Caleb Agu set to unravel all the ills that bedevilled the club especially players’ transfer irregularities, Chukwu said he had nothing to worry himself about.
“We’re waiting for the committee to start its work, to know the direction of their assignment,” he said.
“But frankly, I as a person bears no illusions since under my watch, Rangers did not sell any player to Europe.”
Rangers won the NPFL title last season, but struggled all season in their title defence, managing to survive relegation on the final matchday of the season.