The Nigeria Football Federation has marked the 31st anniversary of the death of Samuel Okwaraji who died at the National Stadium, Surulere on the 12th August 1989, during a match.
The NFF took to its official Twitter handle on Wednesday to pen an emotional message in memory of the late footballer.
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“Today, we remember former @NGSuperEagles midfielder, Samuel Sochukwuma Okwaraji who passed on to glory, in active service, on this day in 1989. His legend lives forever. Keep resting Soldier. #WeRememberOkwaraji,” the NFF said in a tweet.
Newsmen report that Okwaraji made eight appearances for Nigeria and he was a member of the Green Eagles squad that won silver at the 1988 African cup of Nations in Morocco.