Super Eagles dedicate victory against Angola to Samuel Okwaraji
Late Samuel Okwaraji
Published By: Kazeem Ugbodaga
By Kazeem Ugbodaga
The Super Eagles of Nigeria have dedicated their victory against the Palancras Negras of Angola at the ongoing AFCON tournament to late Samuel Okwaraji.
Okwaraji died 35 years ago when he collapsed on the pitch during a World Cup qualifying match between Nigeria and Angola in Lagos.
The Super Eagles defeated Angola 1-0 to qualify for the semi-finals on Friday. The goal was scored by Ademola Lookman.
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The Super Eagles on its X handle said “Today’s victory over Angola is a poignant reminder of the adamant spirit of Nigerian football.
“As we celebrate this triumph, we also honor the memory of Late Samuel Sochukwuma Okwaraji, who tragically left us while playing against Angola 35 years ago.
“His passion for the game and sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest in peace, Samuel Okwaraji, your legacy lives on.”