Twenty eight years gone, the football world remebers the midfield maestro who died while in service to the nation
Nigeria football world paid tribute to Sam Okwaraji who died while on international duty for the country on August 12, 1989.
Okwaraji slumped and died while playing for the Super Eagles against Angola at the National Stadium, Lagos in FIfa World Cup qualifier that ended 1-0 in favour of Nigeria.
The Nigeria Football Federation led the football world to pay tribute to the football martyr who displayed commitment and doggedness till his last breath for the country.
Even in death, we still love you and we will never forget your contributions to Nigerian football. Rest on Samuel Sochukwuma Okwaraji pic.twitter.com/MmGd3iWs3N
— Mutiu Adepoju (@MutiuAdepoju8) August 12, 2017
28 years after dying on national duty,#WeRememberOkwaraji. pic.twitter.com/i665YP8fAb
— Nigeria Super Eagles (@NGSuperEagles) August 12, 2017
ON THIS DAY in 1989- A true patriot of Nigeria passed on. Keep resting Sam Sochukwuma Okwaraji. 19 May 1964-12 Aug.1989 #TruePatriotOkwaraji pic.twitter.com/rYg7VOEHJB
— The NFF 🇳🇬 (@thenff) August 12, 2017
We can’t easily forget your national sacrifice. You are remembered today as always. Rest in peace, #SamOkwaraji. pic.twitter.com/RsosdGQtQu
— Shooting Stars SC (@Official3SC) August 12, 2017
Today In History SAM OKWARAJI slumps and died playing for Nigeria Vs Angola at the national Stadium in FIFA World Cup qualifier. pic.twitter.com/9vZPYD4OsF
— kayode tijani (@kayodetijani200) August 12, 2017
@Toyin_Ibitoye @thenff @IkennaOkey @mitchokonta Our tribute to Sam Okwaraji. There will never be another like you. pic.twitter.com/ipZrJh8YQc
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— naijafutbol_11 (@Naijafutbol11) August 12, 2017