Super Eagles To Wear Black Armband In Honour Of Thompson Usiyen

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has approved a request by the Nigerian Football Federation for the players to wear black armbands during the match against liberia, in honour of Nigeria legend Thompson Usiyen, who passed on in the State of California, USA on Tuesday.

Usiyen, who was described as a goal-a-game forward for the Eagles in the late 1970s, died of colon cancer.

The action also honours the memory of Brigadier-General Dominic Obukadata Oneya, former Chairman of then Nigeria Football Association who died early August.

After today’s match, the players from the United Kingdom will fly back to base, with the rest travelling to the island of Mindelo on Sunday night for Tuesday’s clash with the Blue Sharks of Cape Verde in a Day 2 encounter.

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