Mother of former Green Eagles Superstar Sam Okwaraji, Lady Janet Okwaraji, has died at the age of 83.

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

Mrs Okwaraji who lived in Enugu state, her home state was said to have died after a protracted illness.

She died weeks after Minister of Youth and Sports Development sent Covid-19 palliatives to her alongside other parents of late ex-Nigeria international.

The eldest son, who said that no date had been scheduled for the burial explained that he would meet with members of the 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.

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



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