Samuel Elijah, popularly known as Samuel “Prophet” Elijah is a retired Nigerian footballer who played as a midfielder. He was a member of the Nigeria U-20 team that competed at the 1989 FIFA World Youth Championship.
NAME: Samuel Elijah
DATE OF BIRTH: 14 November 1969
PLACE OF BIRTH: Bauchi State, Nigeria
CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES: Born in Bauchi State Nigeria, Samuel started playing football while in primary school and went on to play for companies like Kaduna Textile Limited and Lead Way Insurance in 1985 during his secondary school days. In 1989, he was part of the Nigeria U-20 team that placed second at the 1989 FIFA World Youth Championship. He went on to gain his first cap as a senior player in a match against Togo.