Connect with us

Google honours Samuel Okwaraji on 55th posthumous birthday [Watch sad moment]

Samuel Okwaraji


Google honours Samuel Okwaraji on 55th posthumous birthday [Watch sad moment]

Nigerian professional footballer, Samuel Sochukwuma Okwaraji, would have been 55 years old today if he had survived a congestive heart failure 25 years ago on 12 August 1989.

However, his memory lives on and Google has honoured the footballer with a special doodle on his 55th posthumous birthday.

READ ALSO: Oritsefemi says his Yahoo friends are stingy and need to help music artistes

Okwaraji was born on 19 May 1964 in Orlu, Imo State, Nigeria. Okwaraji collapsed ten minutes from the end of a 1990 World Cup qualifier against Angola atNational Stadium in Surulere, Lagos.

MORE READING!  #EuropaLeague: Young stars Saka, Willock shine as Arsenal wallop Frankfurt 3-0

He died from possible complications of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy as an autopsy showed that the 25-year-old had an enlarged heart and high blood pressure. The sudden death was similar to that of Marc-Vivien Foé less than 14 years later.

Samuel Okwaraji

The late Okwaraji was also a qualified lawyer who had a masters in international law from the Pontifical Lateran University of Rome.

MORE READING!  How I lure ladies to hotel, then kill them, PH serial killer confesses [Video]

Okwaraji had a career in Europe which included playing for AS Roma (1984-1985), NK Dinamo Zagreb (1985-1986), Austria Klagenfurt (1986-1987), VfB Stuttgart (1987-1989) and SSV Ulm 1846 (loan) (1987-1988) while finishing his education in law.

In his short stay with Dinamo Zagreb, Samuel scored 3 goals in a friendly game vs NK Budućnost Hodošan. The game was played on 30 April 1986, and Dinamo Zagreb won 12-0. Samuel’s only official game for Dinamo in the Yugoslav First League was as a substitute on 18 May 1986 against FK Priština.

MORE READING!  How Roma's tweet reunited missing Kenyan boy with family

Click to comment

More in Sports

To Top