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He died in the football field playing. Meet Sam Okparaji

sitting. The event happened off the ball. We screamed and shouted seeing Sam go down. Immediately we knew this was serious. The medics came on the pitch, but the sad part was that the ambulance stationed inside the stadium could not start. Yes, the ambulance could not move – precious minutes lost, and Sam died in that stadium.  His death sent shock waves but what was not widely reported was the overcrowded stadium that resulted in fans collapsing (deaths this was not reported) due to the stampede that occurred

  2 years ago ago
He died in the football field playing.
Meet Sam Okparaji

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NIPOGA 2020: General Kollington Ayinla Resurrects Ex super Eagle player Sam Okparaji

Samuel Sochukwuma Okwaraji, was an egghead and an asset to the country. An indigene of Orlu, Imo state and a Barrister-at Law , he also had a master’s degree in International Law from the Pontifical Lateran University of Rome. Okparaji, a professional football, was born on 19th of May, 1964. Tragedy struck on the 12th of August 1989 when Okparaji collapsed and crossed the great divide at the 77th minute of the World Cup qualification match between Nigeria and Angola at the National Stadium, Surulere, Lago

  3 years ago ago
NIPOGA 2020: General Kollington Ayinla Resurrects Ex super Eagle player Sam Okparaji

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Today In History : Nigerian Player, Samuel Okwaraji Dies As A Result Of Heart Failure (Photos)

Today, August 12,2020 makes it 31 years that Samuel Sochukwuma Okwaraji died. He died on the 12th of August,1989 as a result of heart failure when playing World Cup qualification match against Angola at the Lagos National Stadium in Surulere, Lagos State,South west,Nigeria. Sam Okparaji who was born on the 19th of May, 1964 in Orlu,Imo state, South East,Nigeria was a qualified lawyer who had a masters in international law from the Pontifical Lateran University of Rome. Nigerians across social media platforms

  2 years ago ago
Today In History : Nigerian Player, Samuel Okwaraji Dies As A Result Of Heart Failure (Photos)