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 to pay moms of ex-Internationals, Sam Okwaraji and Rashidi Yekini, stipend of N30k per month

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.

NFF tweeted:

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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