Friday, January 7, 2011

Uche Okafor has died at 43 (Updated)

There are numerous reports from overseas that former Kansas City Wizards defender Uche Okafor was found dead in his home. I have contacted authorities in Dallas and they have no record of his death. The Dallas Police have checked with other law enforcement organizations around the Dallas area and have not been able to verify his death. I should have an update a little later today.

Okafor was one of the original Kansas City Wiz players. He quickly became a fixture on the back line alongside Sean Bowers. Okafor also played over 30 games for the Nigerian National Team and attended two World Cups with Nigeria. He was 43.

Update: Sadly it has been confirmed that Okafor has died. He was found in his home in Little Elm, Tx and the County Medical Examiner is investigating the cause of death.

My condolences to his family, friends and players...

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