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Samuel Sochukwuma Okwaraji (19 May 1964 – 12 August 1989) was a professional footballer who played internationally for Nigeria. He was also a qualified lawyer who had a masters in international law from the Pontifical Lateran University of Rome.[1] 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.

Samuel Okwaraji
Personal information
Full name
Samuel Sochukwuma Okwaraji
Date of birth
19 May 1964
Place of birth
Orlu, Nigeria
Date of death
12 August 1989 (aged 25)
Place of death
Lagos, Nigeria
Playing position
Midfielder
Youth career
1984–1985
AS Roma
Senior career*
Years
Team
Apps
(Gls)
1985–1986
Dinamo Zagreb
1
(0)
1986–1987
Austria Klagenfurt
?
(?)
1987–1989
VfB Stuttgart
0
(0)
1987–1988
→ SSV Ulm (loan)
28
(5)
National team
1988–1989
Nigeria
8
(1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

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