Nollywood Media | 8 January 2011 13:57 CET

Okafor, ex Eagle dead (Uche Okafor Commits Suicide! Friends Say He Was Cheerful. )

By Colin Udoh
Uche Okafor

Uche Okafor

Uche Okafor, former ace super eagles defender, USA world cup 94, Tunisia 94 cup winning squad, was found hung in his Dallas home today.

Uchenna Kizito Okafor, often shortened to Uche Okafor (8 August 1967 – 6 January 2011[1]) was a football defender who played 34 international matches for Nigeria.

Close friends say the former international showed no signs of depression and was in cheerful mood early in the week after speaking with some of his former team mates, including Nigeria coach Samson Siasia during the New Year celebrations.

His home has been cordoned off, as an investigation into the circumstances surrounding his death are carried out by a US Coroner.

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