SAD Former Super Eagles Legend Dies In Lagos [PHOTO]

By 10:29 Tue, 29 Apr 2014 Comments

Nigeria’s football wonder dribbler of the

1950s and 1960s, Albert Onyeawuna

died yesterday aged 78 years.

Family sources confided in THISDAY last

night that Onyeawuna who has been ill

for several months now passed on at a

clinic in FESTAC Town, Lagos late last


He debuted for Nigeria’s national team

then called the Red Devils on October

30, 1955 and played his last game for

the country on March 26 1964. He

scored seven goals in 26 games.

He was the star of the Port Harcourt

team in the 1950s and scored twice as

they beat Kano 4-1 in the 1955

Challenge Cup. He again shone as his

team won the Challenge Cup beating

Federal United 6-1 in 1958. Onyeawuna

played in Nigeria’s first ever African

Cup of Nations in Ghana in 1963.

Onyeawuna retired from the game and

invested very well but at his old age, he

had serious challenges with his sight.

Payments for eye surgeries from an

auto accident practically wiped out all

his investments.

While he said he will appreciate Nigeria

coming to his aid, he refused to beg

anyone, not the country he served well,

nor his state government for help.



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