Mother Of Late Nigerian Football Legend, Sam Okwaraji Cries Out For Help From Sick Bed
By Ayomide Jayeoba
The mother of Nigerian football legend, Sam Okwaraji who died on the line of duty for his fatherland has cried out to the Federal Government for help over her health condition.
The mother of Nigerian football legend, late Sam Okwaraji, revealed that the federal government has neglected the family of the late hero saying that all her son sacrificed for the country has been forgotten so soon.
According to Emmanuel Okwuluora Okoh who paid a visit to the home of the late hero, explained that the feelings of Okwaraji’s mother can only be described as painful as the sick woman was emotional while appreciating them for their generosity.
Sam Okwaraji while on the call of duty for the country on August 12, 1989 against Angola at the National Stadium, Lagos in a FIFA World Cup qualifier that ended 1-0 in favour of the Super Eagles, slumped and died as a result of heart failure.
He was buried right there at the National Stadium but since then nothing has been heard as regards any sort of compensation to the deceased family.
Emmanuel took to Facebook to share details of the visit as he wrote:
“I led a team to Sam Okwaraji’s home.
“His mother cried while appreciating us. We lost a HERO and forgot him (Nigerian government forgot all my son sacrificed she said). I am pushing for his sick mother to be looked after and for Sam to be immortalised.
“Sam Okwaraji is the most patriotic Nigerian recorded~ May 19th 1964 to August 12th 1989. The Lawyer-Footballer died playing for Nigeria against Angola.”