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NFF Remembers Samuel Okwaraji (Photos) by References1: 12:56pm On Aug 12, 2023
OTD, in 1989, we lost our effervescent midfielder Samuel Okwaraji who slumped and died on the pitch while serving his fatherland.

The unfortunate incident happened during a World Cup qualifier against Angola at the National Stadium Surulere.

Continue to rest in peace Sam.

https://twitter.com/thenff/status/1690326226756313088?t=bdieHoAnaCCsXMswp2VJig&s=19

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Re: NFF Remembers Samuel Okwaraji (Photos) by TemplarLandry: 1:02pm On Aug 12, 2023
Great gesture.

I dedicate β€œOh Okwaraji” by Kollington Ayinla to him. Great jam!

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Re: NFF Remembers Samuel Okwaraji (Photos) by illicit(m): 1:21pm On Aug 12, 2023
The ones wey dey alive

Dem no pay them o

Yeye

RIP Barrister Lawyer

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Re: NFF Remembers Samuel Okwaraji (Photos) by wittywriter: 1:27pm On Aug 12, 2023
Hero with very short life.



Wittyness

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Re: NFF Remembers Samuel Okwaraji (Photos) by BOSSkesh(m): 1:27pm On Aug 12, 2023
Nff would pay the super falcons

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Re: NFF Remembers Samuel Okwaraji (Photos) by BOSSkesh(m): 1:28pm On Aug 12, 2023
Pay them
@thenff
Re: NFF Remembers Samuel Okwaraji (Photos) by Cyphar(m): 1:40pm On Aug 12, 2023
Rest In peace legend

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Re: NFF Remembers Samuel Okwaraji (Photos) by lincsnuel: 1:50pm On Aug 12, 2023
The legend about this footballer has helped write his name in history.

When we were kids, we were told great tales of how he helped rescue Nigeria by scoring a winning goal. I can't vividly remember but legend described of how the football turned into a stone, others said lion head or head of palm tree.

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Re: NFF Remembers Samuel Okwaraji (Photos) by MS247: 1:51pm On Aug 12, 2023
cool



Samuel Okwaraji

Mudashiru Lawal

Football Money sweet Sha.... Went to college with one of the Muda Lawal girls, they are still fairly loaded decades after their fathers death, entering UK anyhow

All my children must participate in sport


.

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Re: NFF Remembers Samuel Okwaraji (Photos) by tojahh(m): 1:51pm On Aug 12, 2023
Remembering him with what?


NFF wey dey mad

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Re: NFF Remembers Samuel Okwaraji (Photos) by NFBI: 1:51pm On Aug 12, 2023
Rip

He was a legend

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Re: NFF Remembers Samuel Okwaraji (Photos) by omooba969(m): 1:52pm On Aug 12, 2023
I remember that afternoon. πŸ˜”

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Re: NFF Remembers Samuel Okwaraji (Photos) by simfrost90210: 1:52pm On Aug 12, 2023
πŸ˜”πŸ˜”.., he passed the year i came from above

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Re: NFF Remembers Samuel Okwaraji (Photos) by GODPUNISHALABI: 1:52pm On Aug 12, 2023
He gave his life for Nigeria, at the last dying moment no hero is greater than okwaraji, fighting through the Indian barefooted talismen and part time juju men scoring at free fall

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Re: NFF Remembers Samuel Okwaraji (Photos) by Ewedegubbler: 1:52pm On Aug 12, 2023
He’s Igbo. He hates Tinubu from the grave

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Re: NFF Remembers Samuel Okwaraji (Photos) by adedayoa2(f): 1:52pm On Aug 12, 2023
TemplarLandry:
Great gesture.

I dedicate β€œOh Okwaraji” by Kollington Ayinla to him. Great jam!
Oh okwaraji, oh Okwaraji, Iwo nikan l'owo mama, Iwo nikan l'owo Baba. Toh ba'n gba bollu l'orun koge wΓ n lege ara.

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Re: NFF Remembers Samuel Okwaraji (Photos) by MykellOni(m): 1:53pm On Aug 12, 2023
Attendance: Present βœ”οΈ
I jz hope this guy is playing football for heavens team right now.... RIP man
Re: NFF Remembers Samuel Okwaraji (Photos) by maxzzo1(m): 1:53pm On Aug 12, 2023
RIP

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Re: NFF Remembers Samuel Okwaraji (Photos) by Eliteklaus(m): 1:53pm On Aug 12, 2023
The name is resilient and it won't be forgotten

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Re: NFF Remembers Samuel Okwaraji (Photos) by Nobody: 1:53pm On Aug 12, 2023
Pay the Super Falcons first

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Re: NFF Remembers Samuel Okwaraji (Photos) by SQLmastar(m): 1:53pm On Aug 12, 2023
Before that game against Angola, Okwaraji scored the lone goal for Nigeria in her 99 - 1 demolition by India.

I remember the match vividly, although I was still a teenager at the time. We experienced some unconventional and surreal football tactics from the Indians. I am writing a book on this and it would be available on Kindle, very soon.

Rest on well, Samuel "The Crocodile" Okwaraji

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Re: NFF Remembers Samuel Okwaraji (Photos) by blaquemyc: 1:54pm On Aug 12, 2023
Hope they will remember to pay the super falcons also.

Rest on the great Samuel Okwaraji.
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Re: NFF Remembers Samuel Okwaraji (Photos) by landmark86: 1:54pm On Aug 12, 2023
Fake history make us believe he died during India vs Nigeria match that ended 99-1. Dey say na him scored the only goal and slumped.
Great man in his time

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Re: NFF Remembers Samuel Okwaraji (Photos) by ViceGovernor: 1:54pm On Aug 12, 2023
Nigerian fraud federation 😏
No dey disguise go and pay our girls their money

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Re: NFF Remembers Samuel Okwaraji (Photos) by dfrost: 1:55pm On Aug 12, 2023
adedayoa2:
Oh okwaraji, oh Okwaraji, Iwo nikan l'owo mama, Iwo nikan l'owo Baba. Toh ba'n gba bollu l'orun koge wΓ n lege ara.

cry tongue

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Re: NFF Remembers Samuel Okwaraji (Photos) by LARRYOBRAIN(m): 1:55pm On Aug 12, 2023
My man, RIP.
When players play selflessly.
Re: NFF Remembers Samuel Okwaraji (Photos) by Thereishel: 1:55pm On Aug 12, 2023
He dies in 1979 not 1989

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Re: NFF Remembers Samuel Okwaraji (Photos) by EmperorCaesar(m): 1:55pm On Aug 12, 2023
Dem too use this guy story lie give us

That Indian match that never happened

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Re: NFF Remembers Samuel Okwaraji (Photos) by BoldBrainz(m): 1:55pm On Aug 12, 2023
Instead of them to go and pay the Falcons their outstanding bonuses, they're here remembering a player from decades ago like say we send them !

Nigerian institutions and misplaced priorities sha.

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Re: NFF Remembers Samuel Okwaraji (Photos) by Juanmike(m): 1:55pm On Aug 12, 2023
That's the only thing they are good at living in the past no future progress.
Just like Siofra and Jennyclay wallowing in the past in the guise of slaying,whereas they are over 40.

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