The Nigeria Football Federation, on Monday, paid tribute to late Super Eagles player, Samuel Okwaraji, remembering the 30th anniversary of his death.
Okwaraji died at the National Stadium, Surulere on the 12th August 1989 while playing for Nigeria in a match.
On its verified Twitter handle, the NFF shared a video in memory of the late football player.
The clip is captioned, “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“
In the video, NFF president, Amaju Pinnick was quoted as saying, “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.”
Okwaraji was born on May 19, 1964.
Apart from playing for Nigeria, Okwaraji was also a qualified lawyer who had a masters in international law from the Pontifical Lateran University of Rome.