Samuel Ojebode, former Shooting stars player now 3SC football club Ibadan this morning died at the University College Hospital as after unsuccessful protracted battle with cardiac congestion (Heart related ailment).
Sam was the captain of the Shooting Stars football Club between 1974 and 1980.
He was left full back for both club and country through that period and his attacking runs down the left flank were a beauty to watch.
In 1976 he led Shooting Stars team that had the likes of Segun Odegbami, Muda Lawal (late), Best Ogedegbe (late), Kunle Awesu, Otolorin Moses, Idowu Otubusin (Slow Poison) to victory in the Africa Cup Winners Cup and made history by becoming the first club side in Nigeria to win a continental trophy.
The last two teams in that year’s championship were Zamalek of Egypt in the semi-finals and Cameroon’s Roger Miller-led Tonnerre Kalala in the finals.