Blessing Okardi

Blessing Okardi (born 5 November 1988) is a football player from Nigeria, who plays currently for Bayelsa United F.C..

Blessing Okardi
Personal information
Date of birth (1988-11-05) 5 November 1988
Place of birth Nigeria
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Club information
Current team
Bayelsa United F.C.
Number 23
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2009 Ocean Boys F.C.
2009–2012 Lobi Stars F.C.
2012– Bayelsa United F.C.
National team
2007 Nigeria U-20 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


On 27 October 2006 he was on trial by KAA Gent. With Ocean Boys he captained their 2008 Nigerian FA Cup winning team, beating Gombe United in a penalty shootout on 5 July 2008.[1] He moved to Lobi Stars in October 2009.[2] He was banned for one year for his part in a referee attack in March 2010.[3] The Right Midfielder left on 24 November 2012 after three years his club Lobi Stars and signed for Bayelsa United F.C..[4]


At international level, he made two appearances for Nigeria in the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup, against Scotland and Costa Rica.[5]


  1. "Kwairanga, Okardi differ on FA Cup outcome". Daily Trust. Retrieved 23 August 2008.
  2. Adefioye, Philips (30 October 2009). Vanguard Retrieved 24 August 2019. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. "Okardi, three others banned". Daily Trust. Retrieved 16 March 2010.
  4. "Bayelsa United - Nassarawa United Swoop on NPL clubs for Players". Retrieved 26 November 2012.
  5. "Blessing Okardi". FIFA. Retrieved 23 August 2008.

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