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Sports Nigeria's First Football Goalkeeper, Henshaw Ibiam Is Dead



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First Nigerian goalkeeper, Sam Henshaw Ibiam, fondly called ‘The Black Magnet’ or ‘The Cat’, who played as a goalkeeper for the pioneer Nigerian national football team, the Red Devils is dead, DailyPost reports.

Ibiam passed away at the age of 90 on Wednesday.


The real cause of his death is still unknown.

However, the general secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Dr Sanusi Mohammed said, “we heard from third party source, pulled a call through and his son confirmed it. For us, we thank God for a worthy life he lived.

The Cat in action here