Nigerians, Google honour Samuel Okwaraji

Nigerians and technology giant, Google, on Sunday honoured late football legend, Samuel Okwaraji, who died while on international duty for the country on August 12, 1989.

Okwaraji would have been 55 today, May 19, 2019.
The footballer slumped and died while playing for the Super Eagles against Angola at the National Stadium, Surulere Lagos in a 1990 FIFA World Cup qualifier. The match ended 1-0 in favour of Nigeria.

The former Green Eagles midfielder was born in 1964 in Orlu, Imo State, South-east Nigeria.

Google honoured him with a Doodle on its search engine.

Among the Nigerians who remembered the footballer is Yusuph Olaniyonu, spokesperson to Senate President Bukola Saraki. Mr Olaniyonu took to his official Tweeter handle @Yusupholaniyonu, to celebrate the football legend.

The Nigerian government in a post on its Tweeter handle,  @FGNingeria, said.
“Today, we celebrate one of our past Heroes ~ Samuel Sochukwuma Okwaraji (19 May 1964 – 12 August 1989), a Lawyer turned Footballer. He served his father’s Land with all might. May the Labor of our Heroes never be to celebrate.
#OurHeroes #GoogleDoodle.

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