Video Documentary On Sam Okwaraji Out Soon
A television documentary on the life and times of late Super Eagles midfielder Sam Okwaraji will be out soon.
A statement signed by his elder brother Mr. Patrick Okwaraji disclosed that the title of the documentary is “Sam Sochukwuma Okwaraji; the life and times of forgotten Patriot”.
Mr. Okwaraji who is the president of Sam Okwaraji Foundation said that the documentary tells the story of Sam Okwaraji—the lawyer with a masters degree in International Law; a boxer; a table tennis champion; a scholar who spoke 5 International languages and most importantly a Patriot who loved his nation, gave his all and died in the service of his fatherland at the age of 25 on 12 August, 1989 in an Italian 90 World Cup qualifying match between Nigeria and Angola.
According to the statement, “some eminent Nigerians who have contributed in keeping the memory and legacy of the late Eagles midfielder alive in the last 30 years will be honoured as part of the 30th Anniversary ceremony of the death of Sam Okwaraji.
He mentioned names like former Lagos state Governor Babatunde Fashola, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, Speaker Yakubu Dogara, Hon. Tajudeen Yusuf, Ex internationals Seyi Olofinjana, and Emmanuel Emenike, journalists, Austin Okon Akpan, Kayode Tijani and super eagle media officer Toyin Ibitoye and Solomon Onu.
Other are: former Imo State governor, Achike Udenwa, new Imo SSG Uche Onyeaguocha, Governor Emeka Ihedioha, former FCT Minister Alhaji Aliyu Modibo etc.
For the corporate organizations, he mentioned MTN, channels, TV, ALT, Sun Newspapers, Nation Newspapers and Punch. Others are Eziachi Secondary School Old Boys Association, Coca Cola, Ultima Studios, Lagos State Government etc.
The foundation is also proposing novelty football match between Sam Okwaraji’s team mates led by former Eagles captain Henry Nwosu who is part of the steering committee and entertainers.
The statement expressed appreciation to the NFF first vice chairman Seyi Akinwum and Enugu State FA Chairman Chidi Okenwa for their encouragement and efforts and expressed the hope the NFF will support the foundation and the Okwaraji Family the full support in their effort to honour patriotism and excellence which Sam Okwaraji still represents.
It said good spirited individuals and corporate organizations who are willing to support this initiative should contact Mr. Patrick Okwaraji on and Mrs Janet Okwaraji (Sam’s Mother) on 07089720489, 08037796498 respectively.