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NFF Mourns Samuel Okwaraji 30 Years After Passing (photos) by BleedingPen: 6:49pm On Aug 12
The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, on Monday, marked the 30th anniversary of the death of football star, Samuel Okwaraji, Igbere TV reports.

Igbere TV reports that Okwaraji died while playing for Nigeria at the National Stadium, Surulere, August 12, 1989.

NFF shared a video in memory of the late footballer, in a tweet obtained by Igbere TV from @theNFF.

“We still feel and respect the labours of our heroes past, and we want to say today, being the 30th year that Late Okwaraji passed on while playing, we still feel the sacrifice and patriotism that he showed, playing for this great country. And we have learnt great lessons from that patriot, even as we continue to use his attitude to guide young talents”, Amaju Pinnick, president of NFF said in the video.

“It’s been 30 years since this real and true Nigerian Patriot passed on while on duty for the country. Keep resting in peace, Samuel Sochukwuma Okwaraji. #WeRememberSam”, the tweet further read.

Apart from being a footballer, who played for Nigeria, Okwaraji was also a lawyer who had Masters in International Law from the Pontifical Lateran University, Rome.

Born on May 19, 1964, Okwaraji died on the field after suffering heart attack, as the Ambulance brought in to evacuate him reportedly refused to start.

http://igberetvnews.com/893012/nff-mourns-samuel-okwaraji-30-years-after-passing/

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Re: NFF Mourns Samuel Okwaraji 30 Years After Passing (photos) by Ernerstdavid55(m): 7:04pm On Aug 12
Chai FTC things oluwa have pick my call but wait o who is Samuel kwaragi?? grin
Re: NFF Mourns Samuel Okwaraji 30 Years After Passing (photos) by Nwaedeinya(m): 10:13pm On Aug 12
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Re: NFF Mourns Samuel Okwaraji 30 Years After Passing (photos) by FisifunKododada: 10:13pm On Aug 12
If Islam and Muslims are sure of their religion...why do they insist that non-Muslims should declare for Islam before they can criticize their religion on Nairaland? The problems of Islam can never be hidden from people like me who have read the koran. The koran, just like the bible, is filled with some very bad and outright devilish proscriptions - like 'kill non-believers.' Islam can run but it can never hide. As long as the internet is available, we will continue to expose these religions that are destroying our country.

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Re: NFF Mourns Samuel Okwaraji 30 Years After Passing (photos) by ezeugojoycey: 10:13pm On Aug 12
Rest on

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Re: NFF Mourns Samuel Okwaraji 30 Years After Passing (photos) by nauto10: 10:13pm On Aug 12
cool
Re: NFF Mourns Samuel Okwaraji 30 Years After Passing (photos) by SultanOfAbia: 10:13pm On Aug 12
Kpa Kpa Kpa
Kpa Goalkeeper
Goalkeeper fenelu tie akwuoche

R.I.P. Sam Okwaraji

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Re: NFF Mourns Samuel Okwaraji 30 Years After Passing (photos) by Tundeobama(m): 10:14pm On Aug 12
I supply pant trousers for male for 1300 and less than that in wholesale purchase.The brands are top Europe designers.
Any colour kindly dm.07031375607.
My shop is ikotun lagos I deliver to all part of Nigeria

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Re: NFF Mourns Samuel Okwaraji 30 Years After Passing (photos) by zmanto(m): 10:14pm On Aug 12
Respect cry

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Re: NFF Mourns Samuel Okwaraji 30 Years After Passing (photos) by carule(m): 10:14pm On Aug 12
Naija can fall hand sha. No clear photage Of The hero. Even if Na black n white

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Re: NFF Mourns Samuel Okwaraji 30 Years After Passing (photos) by point5: 10:15pm On Aug 12
Keep resting in da Lord Sam Okwariji

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Re: NFF Mourns Samuel Okwaraji 30 Years After Passing (photos) by Bukden16: 10:17pm On Aug 12
Was it the match that Indian scored 99 goals?

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Re: NFF Mourns Samuel Okwaraji 30 Years After Passing (photos) by kerry57: 10:17pm On Aug 12
One of our greatest heroes that we least honor even in his death. He told the white club that he was playing for then to go to hell as they cant stop him from playing for his country. Nigeria comes first for him its unfortunate Nigeria do not see him from the same angle.

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Re: NFF Mourns Samuel Okwaraji 30 Years After Passing (photos) by iamdrduru: 10:17pm On Aug 12
Re: NFF Mourns Samuel Okwaraji 30 Years After Passing (photos) by ossaisly(m): 10:17pm On Aug 12
Thanks for taking this bold step. Some people would have been scared of letting people know that such thing happened to them.



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Re: NFF Mourns Samuel Okwaraji 30 Years After Passing (photos) by undefeateds: 10:19pm On Aug 12
if u also grew up with those story of that 99:1 goals,gather here,let's know ourselves

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Re: NFF Mourns Samuel Okwaraji 30 Years After Passing (photos) by Vec33: 10:19pm On Aug 12
Hero

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Re: NFF Mourns Samuel Okwaraji 30 Years After Passing (photos) by Virus99: 10:19pm On Aug 12
30 years!
Damn.. He's even older than me in today and in gertu ri jiiji
Re: NFF Mourns Samuel Okwaraji 30 Years After Passing (photos) by BleedingPen: 10:19pm On Aug 12
carule:
Naija can fall hand sha. No clear photage Of The hero. Even if Na black n white

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Re: NFF Mourns Samuel Okwaraji 30 Years After Passing (photos) by jimmyLd101: 10:20pm On Aug 12
FisifunKododada:
If Islam and Muslims are sure of their religion...why do they insist that non-Muslims should declare for Islam before they can criticize their religion on Nairaland? The problems of Islam can never be hidden from people like me who have read the koran. The koran, just like the bible, is filled with some very bad and outright devilish proscriptions - like 'kill non-believers.' Islam can run but it can never hide. As long as the internet is available, we will continue to expose these religions that are destroying our country.
were re oooooo

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Re: NFF Mourns Samuel Okwaraji 30 Years After Passing (photos) by Virus99: 10:20pm On Aug 12
cry
Dewale said it was only fanta he gave me... Now I am just doing anyhow upandan
Re: NFF Mourns Samuel Okwaraji 30 Years After Passing (photos) by GOFRONT(m): 10:20pm On Aug 12
Who are those three men in the first pics??
Re: NFF Mourns Samuel Okwaraji 30 Years After Passing (photos) by Wiseandtrue(f): 10:20pm On Aug 12
Good! But how are they treating the ones alive As I recall some coaches went to their grave without being paid

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Re: NFF Mourns Samuel Okwaraji 30 Years After Passing (photos) by higgs: 10:22pm On Aug 12
"The ambulance brought in to evacuate him refused to start"

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Re: NFF Mourns Samuel Okwaraji 30 Years After Passing (photos) by FisifunKododada: 10:23pm On Aug 12
jimmyLd101:
were re ni daddy mi oooooo

Omo yi o ni eko ile...how can you insult your father like dis?

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Re: NFF Mourns Samuel Okwaraji 30 Years After Passing (photos) by captainjay(m): 10:26pm On Aug 12
Guys Beware,They are many here on NL. I have been scammed once but later met the real person ( Baykem) who has not disappointed me for over 4 years now.
Accountantgener:
A nairalander who claims to sell data,he is a scammer I just sent the sum of 5,000naira to him today and he gave me a non existing code to use in checking my data balance which is *a131*65*2*1*2# and that code does not actually exist,his real names are AGU KENECHUKWU,ACCESS BANK, A/C NOS IS 0761393797 and his phone number is 09065287121 and he no longer picks my call and has temporarily switched off his phone since after I became his victim and started telling the world on nairaland. I had to join nairaland today so as to pass the message to the whole world to know .Pls share this message across to everyone until the whole world gets it to help a neighbour avoid been scammed online.

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Re: NFF Mourns Samuel Okwaraji 30 Years After Passing (photos) by UceeGod(m): 10:26pm On Aug 12
Those days Nigeria had footballers with character not now that we have only huzzlers as national team players

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Re: NFF Mourns Samuel Okwaraji 30 Years After Passing (photos) by noble2faith(m): 10:31pm On Aug 12
Tundeobama:
I supply pant trousers for male for 1300 and less than that in wholesale purchase.The brands are top Europe designers.
Any colour kindly dm.07031375607.
My shop is ikotun lagos I deliver to all part of Nigeria

I need 10

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