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Mother of Late Samuel Okwaraji, Pass On At 83

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Lady Janet Okwaraji, the mother of the late Green Eagles star, Samuel Okwaraji, has been confirmed dead at 83.

Her death was announced to newsmen by her eldest son, Patrick Okwaraji, on Monday.

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

The eldest son, however, said 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 said a letter had been sent to the Minister of Youths and Sports and the Nigeria Football Federation to inform them of the development.

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

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