Friday, January 7, 2011

Uche Okafor Dies at 43

Former Nigerian soccer star Uche Okafor has been found dead in his Dallas-area home.

Little Elm police Detective Oscar Hinojosa says Okafor's body was discovered Thursday by his wife, who left work and returned home when she was unable to reach him by phone. He was 43.

Hinojosa told The Associated Press that police are not saying it's a homicide or a suicide, "we're just saying it's a death." The Tarrant County Medical Examiner's office said Okafor's body would be examined Friday.

Okafor, a defender, played on the 1994 Super Eagles team that won the African Cup of Nations. Nigeria reached the second round of the World Cup that year and again in 1998, with Okafor on the team both times.

Okafor played for the Kansas City Wizards from 1996 to 2000.

This is sooo sad, but I suspect somthing fishy must have happened. Commiting suicide is soooooooo un-Nigerian.
R.I.P Uche.

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