Sam Ibiam, Nigeria’s first goalkeeper passes on….

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Sam Ibiam, the first Nigerian national team goalkeeper has died at the age of 90. Ibiam, a native of Ebonyi state who was a born in 1925. In 1949, he was the goalkeeper of the first national football team that toured the United Kingdom play­ing notable English teams like Liv­erpool FC. He played alongside the likes of Dan Anyiam, Ewa Henshaw and Teslim Balogun.

Pa Ibiam was known in his playing days as The Cat or The Black Magnet.

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