Emmanuel Emenike has dedicated his match winner for Fenerbahce on Sunday to late Nigeria international Samuel Okwaraji.
The Super Eagles striker scored his ninth goal of the Turkish league season in a 2-1 win at Erciyesspor.
Okwaraji died on national duty for the then Green Eagles in a 1990 World Cup qualifier against Angola inside the mainbowl of the National Stadium, Lagos, on August 12, 1989.
“Many people want to play for Nigeria because they love the country. Samuel Okwaraji sacrificed his life for this country but we didn’t honour him as we should,”Emenike told MTNFootball.com.
“It was a mixed feelings for me after I scored the goal, something came into my mind, and that was Samuel Okwaraji. It takes the grace of God to finish 90 minutes of game on the pitch. I am dedicating the goal to the late memory of Samuel Okwaraji and his family.”
The player also says he is making serious efforts to get in touch with Okwaraji’s family to extend a hand of fellowship to them.
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