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Asuquo Ekpe Is Dead (He Scored Nigeria's First Nations Cup Goal) by robosky02(m): 5:03pm On Feb 15, 2016
Asuquo Ekpe, the scorer of Nigeria’s first ever goal at the Africa Cup of Nations, has passed on.

Popularly known as Ekpe Senior in his playing days, he achieved the record when Nigeria lost 6-3 to Egypt in Kumasi, Ghana in 1963.

A nephew of the famous Etim Henshaw, he played for Duke Town Primary and Secondary Schools in the 1940s and 1950s and was captain of the first national team, the famed UK Tourists of 1949.

He also played for Welch XI and Lagos Railway II from 1954 to 1965.

Ekpe will be buried in Uwanna, near Afikpo in Ebonyi State on April 9.

http://dailypost.ng/2016/02/15/scorer-of-nigerias-first-nations-cup-goal-ekpe-is-dead/
Re: Asuquo Ekpe Is Dead (He Scored Nigeria's First Nations Cup Goal) by Adaezeagu(f): 5:04pm On Feb 15, 2016
Rest in peace


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Re: Asuquo Ekpe Is Dead (He Scored Nigeria's First Nations Cup Goal) by INTROVERT(f): 5:04pm On Feb 15, 2016
No pics
Re: Asuquo Ekpe Is Dead (He Scored Nigeria's First Nations Cup Goal) by nikkiking(m): 5:06pm On Feb 15, 2016
It's happened December last year.
Re: Asuquo Ekpe Is Dead (He Scored Nigeria's First Nations Cup Goal) by robosky02(m): 5:11pm On Feb 15, 2016
nikkiking:
It's happened December last year.

taaaa

did you kill him last year?

he just died

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Re: Asuquo Ekpe Is Dead (He Scored Nigeria's First Nations Cup Goal) by robosky02(m): 5:13pm On Feb 15, 2016
WEEKS after the death of Nigeria’s first international goalkeeper, Sam Ibiam, an­other iconic footballer has joined the fold. He is Asu­quo Ekpe, popularly called Ekpe Senior in his playing days for Nigeria in the late 1950s up to the mid 1960s.

Perhaps to most cur­rent generation of Nige­rian football followers, his name may not ring a bell. But not so with those try­ing to give shape to our fast fading records.

Asuquo was a captain of the national team. He was in the national team, then called “Red Devils” that beat Gold Coast (now Ghana) 3-0 in the 1956 bi­lateral Jalco Cup. He was indeed the scorer of Nige­ria’s first ever goal in the African Nations Cup when Nigeria first featured in Ghana in 1963. He was one of the country’s early gen­erations of footballers and had 14 goals to his credit. He made his debut for Ni­geria in an October 6, 1956 friendly match with Togo and played his last in an abandoned 1-1 All Africa Games qualifier duel with Dahomey (now Benin Re­public), getting 28 interna­tional appearances.

When Ekpe scored his second goal in the brace he achieved in the 3-0 defeat of Morocco in a November 16, 1963 Olympic Games qualifier, he became the second Nigerian player after Elkanah Onyeali to reach the double figure in international goal scoring.

While Onyeali who scored his 10th goal in the brace he achieved in the 6-2 home loss to United Arab Republic (a short-lived union of Egypt and Syria) on December 13, 1959 Rome Olympic could add just one more goal to his name two years later, Ekpe raised his total goals for Nigeria to 14 when he played his last match for the country.

He is famously known to be the scorer of Nigeria’s first ever goal in the Afri­can Nations Cup history.

That happened in Ni­geria’s 6-3 loss to Egypt in Kumasi, Ghana in 1963. His goal for Nigeria ini­tially put the score-lines at 3-1 in favour of the North Africans. Till date Nigeria has scored 118 goals in the Africa Cup of Nations fi­nals. The landmark 100th goal was scored by Obinna Nsofor in a February 4, 2006 quarter final duel with Tunisia in Port Said, Egypt.

When Asuquo Ekpe played along with his younger brother, Effiong Ekpe (then called Ekpe Junior), in a February 2, 1963 4-1 defeat of the then Dahomey (now Benin Re­public), it was the first time a set of sibling was playing for Nigeria. The pair went on to play a couple of more matches for Nigeria.

Asuquo had played for Duke Town primary and secondary schools in the 1940s and 1950s.

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Re: Asuquo Ekpe Is Dead (He Scored Nigeria's First Nations Cup Goal) by stanbuggy(m): 5:13pm On Feb 15, 2016
Very sad.
Re: Asuquo Ekpe Is Dead (He Scored Nigeria's First Nations Cup Goal) by cutetopsey(f): 5:13pm On Feb 15, 2016
RIP
Re: Asuquo Ekpe Is Dead (He Scored Nigeria's First Nations Cup Goal) by VickyRotex(f): 5:14pm On Feb 15, 2016
May his soul find eternal rest.

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Re: Asuquo Ekpe Is Dead (He Scored Nigeria's First Nations Cup Goal) by theshaderoom: 5:14pm On Feb 15, 2016
RIP

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Re: Asuquo Ekpe Is Dead (He Scored Nigeria's First Nations Cup Goal) by olaolulazio(m): 5:14pm On Feb 15, 2016
R.I.P.P goal scorer!

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Re: Asuquo Ekpe Is Dead (He Scored Nigeria's First Nations Cup Goal) by OLUJOSHINS(m): 5:14pm On Feb 15, 2016
9ja. always ignoring our heroes till they die
Re: Asuquo Ekpe Is Dead (He Scored Nigeria's First Nations Cup Goal) by rusher14: 5:14pm On Feb 15, 2016
Rest in peace.
Re: Asuquo Ekpe Is Dead (He Scored Nigeria's First Nations Cup Goal) by winilove(f): 5:14pm On Feb 15, 2016
R.I.P
Re: Asuquo Ekpe Is Dead (He Scored Nigeria's First Nations Cup Goal) by abumeinben(m): 5:15pm On Feb 15, 2016
robosky02:


taaaa

did you kill him last year?

he just died

grin
grin
Re: Asuquo Ekpe Is Dead (He Scored Nigeria's First Nations Cup Goal) by Nobody: 5:15pm On Feb 15, 2016
Hero, RIP
Re: Asuquo Ekpe Is Dead (He Scored Nigeria's First Nations Cup Goal) by stanbuggy(m): 5:15pm On Feb 15, 2016
robosky02:


taaaa

did you kill him last year?

he just died

Guys! Guys! Whenever it happened we don't care! We lost one of our own and that's the most important thing!

Rip legend

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Re: Asuquo Ekpe Is Dead (He Scored Nigeria's First Nations Cup Goal) by johntaiwo123(m): 5:16pm On Feb 15, 2016
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Re: Asuquo Ekpe Is Dead (He Scored Nigeria's First Nations Cup Goal) by doziefrancis(m): 5:16pm On Feb 15, 2016
Rip.. Chai...

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Re: Asuquo Ekpe Is Dead (He Scored Nigeria's First Nations Cup Goal) by saintkel(m): 5:16pm On Feb 15, 2016
Rest in peace Hero
Re: Asuquo Ekpe Is Dead (He Scored Nigeria's First Nations Cup Goal) by talk2archy: 5:17pm On Feb 15, 2016
robosky02:


taaaa

did you kill him last year?

he just died

ya
Re: Asuquo Ekpe Is Dead (He Scored Nigeria's First Nations Cup Goal) by crackhouse(m): 5:18pm On Feb 15, 2016
pinshure pls

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Re: Asuquo Ekpe Is Dead (He Scored Nigeria's First Nations Cup Goal) by johntaiwo123(m): 5:21pm On Feb 15, 2016
RIP fooball Legend

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Re: Asuquo Ekpe Is Dead (He Scored Nigeria's First Nations Cup Goal) by Nobody: 5:22pm On Feb 15, 2016
So how old was he at death? I'm seeing dates he played football even before Nigeria's independence. He lived a good life - no one was meant to live forever.

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Re: Asuquo Ekpe Is Dead (He Scored Nigeria's First Nations Cup Goal) by freemanbubble: 5:22pm On Feb 15, 2016
rest in peace bro
Re: Asuquo Ekpe Is Dead (He Scored Nigeria's First Nations Cup Goal) by DeMekus: 5:33pm On Feb 15, 2016
An undermined hero. RIP, sir!
Re: Asuquo Ekpe Is Dead (He Scored Nigeria's First Nations Cup Goal) by robosky02(m): 5:38pm On Feb 15, 2016
INTROVERT:
No pics

thats not his pics babe
dont mislead people

the picture you put there is coach Monday Sinclear he is alive please

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Re: Asuquo Ekpe Is Dead (He Scored Nigeria's First Nations Cup Goal) by scholes23(m): 5:39pm On Feb 15, 2016
God bless your soul and grant you eternal rest. Amen
Re: Asuquo Ekpe Is Dead (He Scored Nigeria's First Nations Cup Goal) by Nobody: 5:50pm On Feb 15, 2016
RIP
Re: Asuquo Ekpe Is Dead (He Scored Nigeria's First Nations Cup Goal) by Lattop(m): 5:51pm On Feb 15, 2016
What Makes Him A Legend
johntaiwo123:
RIP fooball Legend
Re: Asuquo Ekpe Is Dead (He Scored Nigeria's First Nations Cup Goal) by adedam007(m): 5:53pm On Feb 15, 2016
Rip

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