Nigerians, NFF Pay Tribute To Okwaraji 30 Years After Death

Nigerians took to social media on Monday to pay tribute to late Super Eagles midfielder, Samuel Okwaraji, who died on August 12, 1989 at the National Stadium, Lagos during the 1990 World Cup qualifier match against Angola.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) also celebrated the 30th anniversary of the player’s death.

Samuel Okwaraji

While paying tribute, the federation shared a video in memory of the player, who collapsed and died during the match against Angola.

“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,” NFF said in a tweet.

Until his death, Okwaraji was a doctorate degree student of Law at the University of Rome. He was born on May 19, 1964.

See some tributes below:

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