BY KUNLE SOLAJA
On this date, 12 August 2006, the 17thanniversary of the tragic death of Samuel Okwaraji at the National Stadium, Lagos, a similar tragedy struck in a local derby in Jos.
The match involved the Plateau United and Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) FC at the Nasarawa Stadium, Keffi.
Boniface Danjuma, a left sided defender of Plateau United collapsed and died during the Nigeria Professional Football League match.
The 20-year old player was confirmed dead 13 minutes into the second half of the match.
The dead player had been a Flying Eagles’ invitee before the sad incident. Information then had it that Danjuma had a bout of malaria and had complained of being unwell but was persuaded to play the ill-fated match.