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Biography Of William Okpara (Footballer)


Biography Intro: William Nwadinobi “Willy” Okpara (born May 7, 1968 in Lagos) is a former Nigerian football goalkeeper who played more than a decade for South African side Orlando Pirates.

NAME: William Nwadinobi “Willy” Okpara

DATE OF BIRTH: May 7, 1968


OCCUPATION: A former Nigerian football goalkeeper

CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:  Okpara was Nigeria under-20’s first goalkeeper during 1987 FIFA World Youth Championship, playing in all three matches as Nigeria failed to win during the group stage. He played for Nigeria national futsal team at 1992 FIFA Futsal World Championship as an outfield player,  featuring in the 4-5 loss against Poland when he was sent off.  He made his debut for the Nigerian national team in 1996 and was selected for the 1998 FIFA World Cup squad


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