By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
The mother of former and late Nigerian player, Samuel Okwaraji, Janet is no more. She died at the age of 83. Her death was announced by the eldest son of the family, Patrick, on Monday, June 8, 2020.
Patrick also confirmed that letters have been sent to the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, and Ministry of Youth and Sports Development in order to intimate them on the development.
According to the eldest son, because of the global pandemic, the family would meet first and discuss when and how the burial of their mother would take place.
Speaking with The Nation, Okwaraji senior said he would meet with the people Umudioka Community, in Orlu, Imo State, to determine the next move for their late mother.
Kick442.com had earlier reported that NFF has placed the mothers of Late Samuel Okwaraji and Rashidi Yekini on a monthly stipend of N30,000.
It should be noted that Samuel Okwaraji collapsed and died while playing for Nigeria against Angola on August 12, 1989, during Italia 1990 World Cup Qualifiers. Reports have it that the qualified lawyer died of congestive heart failure.
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