29 Years After: Ebonyi soccer fans remember Okwaraji (Punch)

29 Years After: Ebonyi soccer fans remember Okwaraji (Punch)

Football fans in Ebonyi have extolled the patriotism and unique character of the late Super Eagles midfield maestro, Sam Okwaraji, 29 years after his demise. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the former Eintratch Frankfurt of Germany star suddenly collapsed and died on August 12, 1989 during an “Italia 90” World Cup qualifier against Angola, at the National Stadium, Lagos. The fans, who spoke to NAN on Sunday in Abakaliki, alleged that in spite of the nation’s football authority’s erasing Okwaraji’s memory in its activities, fans across Ebonyi, Nigeria and Africa still remember him. Read more

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