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.