Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has announced that it will be a paying the mother of Ex-Internationals, Sam Okwaraji and Rashidi Yekini on a monthly basis.
NFF announced the news via a statement on its official Twitter handle, according to
the Football Governing Body in Nigeria, the Organization will be paying mother’s of the
deceased 30k monthly.
The good news comes after the Minister of Sport and Youth development, Sunday Dare
has ordered the football body to place mother of the deceased on a monthly stipends.
In furtherance to, and in appreciation of, the recent pronouncement of the HM Sports @SundayDareSD
to put the mothers of late ex-internationals Sam Okwaraji and Rashidi Yekini on a monthly stipend, the NFF has decided to support this noble @PinnickAmaju @ShehuDikko 1/3
— The NFF 🇳🇬 (@thenff) May 7, 2020
Samuel Okwaraji played professional football for a host of European clubs like
Stuttgart im Germany, As Roma in Italy and a host of other top teams.
Internationally, he played for Nigeria on 8 occasions before he collapsed and died of
congestive heart failure in the 77th minute of a World Cup qualification match against
Angola at the Lagos National Stadium in Surulere, Lagos State on 12 August 1989.
He was just 25 years old at that time.
Rashidi Yekini’s career spanned for more than two decades but was mainly
associated with Vitória de Setúbal in Portugal , but he also played for top teams
in Nigeria like Shooting Stars.
Rashidi Yekini scored 37 goals as a Nigerian international, and represented the nation in
five major tournaments, including two World Cups where he scored the country’s first-ever goal at the World Cup.
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