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Ex-Super Eagles star, Uche Okechukwu is now a professional hunter


Ex-Super Eagles defender, Uche Okechukwu who was a 94′ AFCON winner, 96′ Olympic gold medalist is now a professional hunter in Abia State.

A twitter user, Imam Imam disclosed this… See below…

Uchechukwu ‘Uche’ Alozie Okechukwu (born 27 September 1967) is a Nigerian retired footballer who played as a central defender. “Uche” was a short form of the Igbo name “Uchechukwu” (meaning “God´s will“). He was also honoured as the foreign player who played in Turkey for the longest period of time (13 years), going on to obtain Turkish citizenship under the name Deniz Uygar.

The recipient of nearly 50 caps for Nigeria, Okechukwu represented the nation in two World Cups and as many Africa Cup of Nations, winning the latter tournament once.

The Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) sent birthday wish to former Nigeria international Uche Okechukwu who clocked 50 last year… CAF tweeted their birthday wish then on their verified Twitter handle…

“Happy birthday to 94′ AFCON winner, 96′ Olympic gold medalist & Nigerian legend Uche Okechukwu,” CAF tweeted on their Twitter handle.

Born in 1967, he represented Nigeria at three Africa Cup of Nations (1990, 1992, 1994). Okechukwu was  also a member of the Super Eagles team that featured at the USA ’94 and France ’98 FIFA World Cups. He was also in  the Nigeria’s Olympic football team  that won gold at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games in the USA.

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