Adepoju To FG: Declare August 12 Public Holiday In Honour Of Okwaraji

Adepoju To FG: Declare August 12 Public Holiday In Honour Of Okwaraji

By Adeboye Amosu:

Former Super Eagles midfielder, Mutiu Adepoju, has recommended that August 12 be declared as public holiday in Nigeria in honour of the late Samuel Okwaraji who slumped and died while playing for the country, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

Okwaraji, a midfielder, died 29 years ago after he slumped during the 1990 FIFA World Cup qualifying match between Nigeria and Angola at the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.

The talented midfielder died on the way to the hospital with his sudden and shocking demise linked to heart failure.

He was aged 25 at the time of his death and made eight appearances for the then Green Eagles with one goal to his name.

He had stints with Dinamo Zagreb, Austria Klagenfurt, VfB Stuttgart, and SSV Ulm at club level.

“It is not a bad idea if August 12 is declared as public holiday to remember #SamuelOkwaraji who passed on to glory on this day in 1989. Keep resting legend 🙏😭😭😭😭#WeRememberOkwaraji,” Adepoju tweeted on Sunday.

COMMENTS

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  • Maquis J. 4 months ago

    That’s a very good suggestion @Mr. Adepoju but what about so many of our gallant soldiers who die virtually everyday on course of defending our nation against insurgency? Can they also be individually honoured by the federal government by declaring the days of their demise public holidays each? Just asking though…

  • Okpe Peter 4 months ago

    Complete Sports, Okwaraji died when Nigeria played Angola and not Cameroun. Stephen Keshi scored the only goal of the match.

  • Okpe Peter 4 months ago

    Complete Sports, Samuel Okwaraji died when Nigeria played Angola national team and not Cameroun.The match ended I:0 in favour of Nigeria courtesy of Stephen Keshi goal.