Late Green Eagles Star,Okwaraji’s mother dies
Lady Janet, Okwaraji, the octogenarian mother of late Green Eagles superstar, Samuel Okwaraji, is dead.
She died at 83
The death of the matriarch of Okwaraji family was confirmed to newsmen by a family source on Monday.
The source said no date had been scheduled for the burial.
It members of his family in Umudioka, Orlu council area of Imo state would meet for further arrangement.
According to the source, 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.
The Minister, Sunday Dare, recently visited the Okwaraji matriarch during which he gave her gifts and placed her on monthly allowance.
Samuel Okwaraji, an ace footballer and a patriotic Nigerian died while playing for the Green Eagles in a World Cup qualifier against Angola at the National Stadium, Lagos on August 12, 1989.