Boniface Okafor

Boniface Okafor (born January 15, 1966) is a Nigerian former football (soccer) player.

Boniface Okafor
Personal information
Date of birth (1966-01-15) January 15, 1966
Place of birth Nigeria
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1988–1990 West Florida Argonauts
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992 Miami Freedom
Penang FA
Standard FC
Hannover 96
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Okafor attended the University of West Florida where he played soccer from 1988 to 1990.[1] He was a 1990 NAIA Second Team All American.[2] In 2007, Okafor was inducted into the Argonauts Hall of Fame.[3]

In 1992, he signed with the Miami Freedom of the American Professional Soccer League. He played a handful of games before being waived on July 5, 1992.[4] He then played for several teams, including Penang FA in Malaysia, Standard FC in Nigeria and Klagenfurt in Austria. He eventually settled with Hannover 96 in the Second Bundesliga. On March 4, 1996, the Tampa Bay Mutiny selected Okafor in the third round (twenty-fourth) overall of the 1996 MLS Supplemental Draft. The Mutiny waived him in April.


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