Remembering Samuel Okwaraji: Why Super Eagles must secure victory over Angola in honour of his heroic sacrifice on the pitch
On the fateful day of August 12, 1989, Nigerian football experienced a tragedy that left an indelible mark on the sport’s history. A talented and dedicated midfielder Samuel Okwaraji collapsed on the pitch during a crucial World Cup qualifying match against Angola.
This article aims to delve into the circumstances surrounding Okwaraji’s untimely demise and emphasize why the Super Eagles must honour his memory by securing victory over Angola on Friday.
The tragic incident that lead to Okwaraji’s dismiss
Samuel Okwaraji, born on May 19, 1964, was more than just a football player; he was a symbol of passion and commitment to the beautiful game.