SAD Former Super Eagles Legend Dies In Lagos [PHOTO]By kellychi 10:29 Tue, 29 Apr 2014 Comments
Nigeriaâ€™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 Nigeriaâ€™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 Nigeriaâ€™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
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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