The Nigerian Football Federation has resolve to be paying the mothers of late football heroes, Sam Okwaraji and Rashidi Yekini stipends of N30,000 each on monthly basis.
The two football icon died in different decades under different circumstances but the intervention of the FA will be welcomed with both hands.
In a post in the NFF’s official Twitter handle, the federation said:
“In furtherance to, and in appreciation of, the recent pronouncement of the HM Sports
to put the mothers of late ex-internationals Sam Okwaraji and Rashidi Yekini on a monthly stipend, the NFF has decided to support this noble initiative with a further monthly stipend of N30k to each of the matriachs,”reads a tweet on the NFF’s Twitter handle on Thursday.
” In addition, the NFF will henceforth review the situation of surviving mothers of our ex-internationals that died in active service for the country and resolve what to do for them on monthly basis.”
Okwaraji had lost his life in a 1990 World Cup qualifier against Angola at the main bowl of the National Stadium with autopsy indicating he suffered of heart related ailment.
Yekini on the other hand died 8 years ago in a mysterious circumstance that is yet to be unravelled till date. He still holds the record of most goals scored in the colours of the Nigerian National Team with 37 goals.