Today, 12th August, The Nigeria Football Federation marks the 30th anniversary of the death of footballer, Samuel Okwaraji. The iconic player died at the National Stadium, Surulere, during a match on the 12th of August 1989.
In a video shared via NFF’s twitter handle, NFF president, Amaju Pinnick says, “We still feel and respect the labours of our heroes past, and we want to say today, being the 30th year that Late Okwaraji passed on while playing, we still feel the sacrifice and patriotism that he showed, playing for this great country. And we have learnt great lessons from that patriot, even as we continue to use his attitude to guide young talents.”
NFF captioned the video,
“It’s been 30 years since this real and true Nigerian Patriot passed on while on duty for the country. Keep resting in peace, Samuel Sochukwuma Okwaraji. #WeRememberSam“.
See video below ….