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Late Super Eagles Star, Samuel Okwaraji’s Mother Dies At 83



The octogenarian mother of late Super Eagles star Samuel Okwaraji, is dead . Lady Janet Okwarajis death was confirmed to newsmen by her eldest son, Patrick Okwaraji, on ,Monday. She was 83 years old.

tThe matriach of Okwaraji family was the mother of late ace footballer and a patriotic Nigerian who died while playing for the Super Eagles in a 1990

World Cup Qualifier. The match was against Angola at the National Stadium in Lagos on August 12 , 1990.
The eldest son however, said that no date had been scheduled for the burial.

He said he would meet with other members of his family in Umudioka, in the Orlu Local Government Area of Imo, for further arrangements.

Patrick Okwaraji said a letter had been sent to the Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, as well as the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), to inform them of the development.t

She was a retired teacher, a school proprietress and a devout Christian.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Dare recently visited the Okwaraji matriarch.

During the visit, he gave her gifts and placed her on a monthly allowance as part of Federal Government’s efforts at reducing her pains.