First Nigerian National Goal Keeper, Sam Ibiam Dies At 90

Nigeria’s first ever national goal keeper, Sam Ibiam has died at the age of 90. Family sources say the late Ibiam who was the Nigerian goalkeeper for the team that played against the United Kingdom in 1949, died yesterday December 2nd after a brief illness. Ibiam popularly known as ‘The Black Magnet’ or ‘The Cat’, played for the first Nigeria senior national team known as the Red Devils.

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