First Nigerian goalkeeper, Sam Ibiam dies

Nigeria’s first national team goalkeeper, Sam Henshaw Ibiam is dead.
First Nigerian goalkeeper, Sam Ibiam diesPa Ibiam passed on aged 90 in the early hours of Wednesday, December 2, 2015 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.
Sam Henshaw Ibiam last manned the post for Nigeria in 1962.

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