NIGERIA Football Federation (NFF) is on the process to retire the number six jersey in honour of late former Nigerian international Samuel Okwaraji.
Okwaraji slumped and died while on duty in a 1990 World Cup Qualifier against Angola at the National Stadium in Lagos on August 12, 1989.
Speaking yesterday on the occasion of the 31 years anniversary of Okwaraji’s death, NFF President
Amaju Pinnick has assured that he will pursue the implementation of the proposal made to retire the number six jersey worn by the ace midfielder.
“Coincidentally I was right there at the National Stadium, Lagos on that fatefully day it was a game against Angola; the match was tensed and my late brother, Patrick Okpomo was the Secretary General of the then NFA so I was privileged to be there,” Pinnick said on a radio programme. “Somebody made that proposal to us earlier in the year about retiring that shirt and I think it will not be too much for us to do that.
“I think I will now forward the proposal to my executive committee for us to implement the retiring of the shirt because it has been said already. “