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Tag "Sam Okwaraji"

    Nigeria not worth dying for, says Sam Okwaraji’s family

Nigeria not worth dying for, says Sam Okwaraji’s family

Pat Okwaraji, brother of the late Sam Okwaraji, an ex-Super Eagles attacker, said the Nigerian government had not proven that the country was worth dying for by its heroes.Okwaraji made the assertion in an interview with NAN at the Sam Okwaraji Stadium, Orlu in Imo at the opening of Sam Okwaraji Memorial Football Competition.The competition is organised by Okey Eze, [...]

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    12 players who ‘rock’ with locks like Sam Okwaraji

12 players who ‘rock’ with locks like Sam Okwaraji

The flamboyant Sam Okwaraji was the first notable player to wear dreadlocks while playing for the Super Eagles of Nigeria.To commemorate the 26th anniversary of his demise, we present you a collection of players with, erm, dreadlocks!THE DUTCH MASTERSThe hair style is mostly associated with Rastafarian religion but in football, especially in the 90s, it was associated with Ruud [...]

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    Okwaraji to be honoured during Federation Cup games

Okwaraji to be honoured during Federation Cup games

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will on Wednesday honour the late Super Eagles midfielder, Samuel Okwaraji, by displaying his portrait around the eight venues of the Federation Cup quarter-finals in Enugu, Benin City, Neros Stadium, Oleh, Lokoja, Abuja, Ilorin and Makurdi.Amaju Pinnick, president of the NFF, also praised the patriotism and professionalism of the player, who died on August 12, [...]

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    Memories, merriment, patriotism and Sam Okwaraji

Memories, merriment, patriotism and Sam Okwaraji

As we countdown to the end of year 2014, how best can one do a final story on Samuel Okwaraji?Okwaraji died 25 years ago at the National Stadium, Surulere during a 1990 World Cup qualifier between Nigeria and Angola.But do the people enjoying the festivity of Christmas at Papa Goose, a bar at Ago Palace Way, Okota, Lagos still [...]

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    National Stadium at 42: Used, abused, misused

National Stadium at 42: Used, abused, misused

“Today is my birthday, but at 42, there’s nothing to celebrate. I've been left to rot.”If the National Stadium in Surulere, Lagos could talk like the donkey who spoke to Balaam in the Bible, those would be its exact words to Nigerians as it marks the anniversary of its inauguration.Once Segun Odegbami, Sam Okwaraji, and Sunday Oliseh showed their soccer prowess in [...]

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    ‘The word death strikes me hollow’ and more Sam Okwaraji’s quotes

‘The word death strikes me hollow’ and more Sam Okwaraji’s quotes

It’s the end of Sam Okwaraji’s week at TheCable and in continuation of our stories on the soccer maestro who slumped and died at the National Stadium in Lagos while serving the country, we bring you more quotes from and on the fallen but not forgotten hero.We are all itching to appear in the World Cup finals; we cannot let [...]

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    Sam Okwaraji: Today’s ‘Paper Talk’

Sam Okwaraji: Today’s ‘Paper Talk’

Death was the august visitor in the month of August, 25 years ago.It took the lives of Sam Okwaraji and 12 others on Saturday August 12, 1989, inside the main bowl of the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos during a 1990 World Cup qualifier between Nigeria and Angola.TheCable goes into its archives to see how the sad events of that month, [...]

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    Samuel Okwaraji’s death and the five games that changed David Ngodigha’s life

Samuel Okwaraji’s death and the five games that changed David Ngodigha’s life

The sun has long set on his football career, but former Super Eagles goalkeeper David Ngodigha still has some games permanently etched in his mind.The current technical director of Nigeria National League Division One side, Go Round, went memory lane in this chat with TheCable.1) P&T vs. Sharks, Rivers State Governor’s Cup semifinal, 1978I was still in secondary school [...]

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