The Nigeria Football Federation and Lagos-based club, Stationery Stores, have paid glowing tribute to late Green Eagles’ midfielder, Muda Lawal.
Late Lawal helped Nigeria win her first ever African Cup of Nations in 1980 on home soil.
The country’s football governing body via its official Twitter handle: @thenff, wrote: “Today we remember one of Nigeria’s greatest players, Mudashiru Babatunde Lawal who passed on, on this day in 1991.
“May his soul continue to rest in peace. #WeRememberMudaLawal.”
Stationery Stores FC, which the deceased played for between 1985 and 1986, also honoured the departed footballer.
The one-time Lagos darling team on Twitter wrote: “Today we remember, Haji Muda Lawal who left us on this day in 1991.
“Keep resting legend.”
Recall Lawal made his international debut in 1975, and had 86 caps and scored 12 goals for Nigeria.
He holds the record of being the only player on the continent to have appeared at five consecutive Nations’ Cup finals (1976 to 1984).