Okwaraji Family Asks FG to Fulfil Promise


The family of Sam Okwaraji has asked the Federal Government to fulfil its promise to build a sports and youth development centre in honour of the player who died while playing for the Super Eagles in a 1990 World Cup qualifier against Angola’s Palancas Negras at the National Stadium in Lagos on August 12, 1989.

Speaking during a courtesy visit to the Imo State Football Association chairman, Amanze Uchegbulam, the elder brother of the late footballer, Pat Okwaraji, said his family was saddened that the Federal Government had refused to fulfil any of the promises it made during the former Roma midfielder’s burial 28 years ago.

Pat said the Sam Okwaraji Foundation had decided to source about N700m for the Sam Okwaraji Memorial Sports and Youth Development Centre since the government had failed to fulfil its promise.


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