First Nigeria Skipper Ewa Henshaw Dies At 89 - Report

The man who captained the Super Eagles during their very first tour of England is no longer with us...

The first player to lead Nigeria out for an international match, Ewa Richard Henshaw, has passed away at the age of 89, according to media reports.

Family sources informed Nigerian sportspaper Soccer Star that the 89-year-old Henshaw, who captained the Nigerian team who toured England in August 1949, died at his home in the southern coastal town of Calabar.

Goalkeeper Sam Ibiam is now the only survivor from the team widely known as the UK Tourists, who embarked on a playing tour of England 60 years ago.

Henshaw was a prolific scorer in his playing days and led Marine FC to win the Governor's Cup (now known as the Confederation Cup) in 1945. He also featured for an amateur club in Cardiff in 1950.

He quit football in 1952.

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