Biography Intro: Samuel Sochukwuma Okwaraji (19 May 1964 – 12 August 1989) was born on 19 May 1964 in Orlu, Imo State, Nigeria. Okwaraji was a professional footballer who played internationally for Nigeria. He was also a qualified lawyer who had a masters in international law from the University of Rome. 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.
NAME: Samuel Sochukwuma Okwaraji
DATE OF BIRTH: 19 May 1964 – 12 August 1989
PLACE OF BIRTH: Orlu, Imo State
OCCUPATION: a professional footballer who played internationally for Nigeria.
CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES: He made the Green Eagles squad in 1988 and at that year’s African Nations Cup he scored one of the fastest goals in the history of the championship against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon. He played along until the final match, where the Eagles lost to their perennial rivals Cameroon by a lone goal.