Biography Intro: Ndubuisi Okosieme (born 28 September 1966) is a former Nigerian international football player. He was a skilful right–winger who played professional club football in Nigeria and Belgium, as well as representing the Nigeria national under-20 football team (Flying Eagles) and the senior Nigeria national football team (Green Eagles) in tournament football at international level. He was known by the nickname “Garrincha” during his football career.
NAME: Ndubuisi Okosieme
DATE OF BIRTH: 28 September 1966
PLACE OF BIRTH: Nigeria
OCCUPATION: Former Nigerian international football player.
CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:
Okosieme was part of the Nigeria squad at the 1985 FIFA World Youth Championship, playing the last seven minutes of a 2–0 group stage win over Canada.
In 1987, he was elevated to the senior Nigeria team, playing his part in qualification for the 1988 Seoul Olympics. He was unable to play in the final tournament due to injury. Nigeria were later banned from youth football for two years and stripped of hosting the 1991 FIFA World Youth Championship when FIFA noticed players in the Olympic squad had submitted different birthdates than those provided by the same players at previous FIFA tournaments.
For the 1988 African Cup of Nations, Okosieme remained part of the team and scored in a 3–0 first round win over Kenya. He started the 1–0 defeat to rivals Cameroon in the Final at Stade Mohamed V, Casablanca. It was reported that Okosieme produced a “mesmerising” performance and that Henry Nwosu’s headed ‘goal’ from Okosieme’s right–wing cross was controversially ruled out by the referee