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Nigeria's First Ever Goalkeeper Sam Ibiam Dies at 91

Nigeria's first ever goalkeeper,Sam Ibiam 91, died in the early hours of yesterday at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Umuahia, Abia State. The legend who hailed from Unwana, Ebonyi State; had a flourishing football career that spanned three decades, fif­teen of which was with the national team.
In 1949, he was the goalkeeper of the first national football team that toured the United Kingdom; play­ing notable English teams like Liv­erpool FC.

The team eventually metamor­phosed to Green Eagles after the nation’s Independence. He manned the post last for the nation in 1962.

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