Biography Intro: Uchechukwu ‘Uche’ Alozie Okechukwu (born 27 September 1967) is a Nigerian retired footballer who played as a central defender.
NAME: Uchechukwu ‘Uche’ Alozie Okechukwu
DATE OF BIRTH: 27 September 1967
PLACE OF BIRTH: Lagos
OCCUPATION: Professional football
CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES: Okechukwu started his career playing for Flash Flamingoes and Iwuanyanwu Nationale, winning the 1988 and 1989 Nigeria Premier League with the latter.
In July 1990 he moved abroad to join Danish club Brøndby IF, being signed by newly appointed coach Morten Olsen alongside teammate Friday Elahor. Soon a part of the starting XI, Okechukwu helped the team win the 1990 and 1991 Danish championship, and was one of the mainstays of the squad that reached the semifinals of the 1990–91 UEFA Cup; while Elahor was touted by some as the next Brian Laudrup, he would soon leave for Africa Sports, while Okechukwu would be named the 1992’s Brøndby IF Player of the Year.
ACHIEVEMENTS: At Istanbul, he formed a defensive duo with former Brøndby teammate Jes Høgh, helping the club to its first Süper Lig championship in seven years in 1996.
HONORS AND AWARDS:
Nigeria Premier League: 1987–88, 1988–89
Danish Superliga: 1990, 1991
Süper Lig: 1995–96, 2000–01
Africa Cup of Nations: 1994
Summer Olympic Games: 1996
Brøndby Player of the Year: 1992