Association football player
17 March 1982
Samuel Amaechi Okafor (born 17 March 1982) is a Nigerian former footballer who played in the Football League as a midfielder for Colchester United.
Born in Xtiam, Nigeria, Okafor made his first and only Football League appearance at the end of the first-year of his three-year scholarship at Colchester United. His only game came against Blackpool on 8 May 1999, a 2–1 defeat at Bloomfield Road. He came on as a half-time substitute for David Gregory.
Although he made no further appearances for the club, Okafor remained with the U’s for the duration of his three-year scholarship. He also had first-team experience while out on a work experience loan at Dover Athletic in the Conference, where he made four appearance between March and May 2001. At the end of the 2000–01 season however, he was released by Colchester after the club’s management decided he did not possess enough quality for Division Two football at the time.
After leaving Colchester, Okafor went on to play for non-league teams including Sittingbourne, Enfield, Hampton & Richmond Borough and Bromley while gaining a career in the City of London.