…Sam Okwaraji’s Mum died after prolonged illness
The late Green Eagles player Sam Okwaraji’s mother, Janet Okwaraji has died at the age of 83.
The late matriarch of Okwaraji who lived in Enugu state, her home state has been confirmed dead on Monday after suffering from a prolonged illness.
It will be recalled that the Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare sent Covid-19 palliatives to her alongside other parents of late ex-Nigeria internationals.
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The news of her death was released to the journalists by her eldest son, Patrick Okwaraji.
Late Sam Okwaraji died on the pitch on August 12, 1989, at the age of 25 while representing Nigeria in green and white colours at the National Stadium, Lagos.
Meanwhile, football fans and Nigerians at large, on Sunday remembered another ex-player and former coach of Nigeria’s Super Eagles, Stephen Keshi who died on June 7, 2016.
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