Mother of late Super Eagles star, Okwaraji dies at 83

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By Olamilekan Jaji,Abuja.

Lady Janet Okwaraji, octogenarian mother of late Super Eagles Superstar, Samuel Okwaraji is dead.

The death of the matriarch of Okwaraji family was confirmed to newsmen by his eldest son, Patrick Okwaraji on Monday.

She was 83 years old.

Lady Okwaraji is the mother of late Sam Okwaraji, an ace footballer and a patriotic Nigerian who slumped and died while playing for the nation in a World Cup qualifier against Angola at the National Stadium, Lagos on August 12, 1989.

The eldest son, however, said that no date had been scheduled for the burial. He said he would meet with members of his family in Umudioka, Orlu council area of Imo for further arrangements.

He further  said a letter had been sent to the Minister of Youths and Sports and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to inform them of the development.

She was a retired seasoned teacher, a school proprietress and a devout Christian.

Recall that Sunday Dare, recently visited the Okwaraji matriarch during which he gave her gifts and placed her on monthly allowance as part of Federal Government’s efforts at cushioning

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