The Super Eagles have dedicated their 1-0 victory against Angola in the ongoing AFCON in Ivory Coast to late Samuel Okparaji.
The Eagles defeated Angola thanks to a first half goal by Ademola Lookman who got his third in the tournament.
Taking to social media, the Super Eagles used the moment of the victory to remember Okparaji who died while playing for Nigeria against Angola 35 years ago.
Their post on X read, “Today’s victory over Angola is a poignant reminder of the adamant spirit of Nigerian football. ????????⚽️ As we celebrate this triumph, we also honor the memory of Late Samuel Sochukwuma Okwaraji, who tragically left us while playing against Angola 35 years ago. His passion for the game and sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest in peace, Samuel Okwaraji, your legacy lives on.”