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Throwback Pictures Of Nigeria's First Goalkeeper, Sam Ibiam (See Photos).

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By DinmaReports | self meida writer
Published 9 months ago - 117 views

ISam Henshaw Ibiam popularly known as the black magnet during his days was born on 4 April 1925. He is a Nigerian footballer first who played as a goalkeeper for the pioneer Nigerian national football team who were regarded as the "1949 UK Tourists".

It was reported that he conceded just give goals in his nine years of representing Nigeria till he retired in 1958. Sam Ibiam career came into limelight after he played for the Governor's world cup from 1947 - 1949 and this led to his call up to represent Nigeria in the tour of the United Kingdom. He was awarded a trophy at the First National Sports Award for Sports Heroes and Heroines in 1987.

He served as a head coach for the Aba XI team in 1960 after his retirement before he proceeded to handle the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation team from 1965 - 1967. He won the Jalco cup in 1958.

However, he died on December 2, 2015 at his place of residence in Ebonyi State, Nigeria. He died at the age of 90.

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