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Uga Okpara

BornAugust 28, 1982

Uga Samweli Okpara is a Nigerian football player who currentlyplays with East Bengal in the I-League. He began his career with Enyimba International F.C. and captained the team to victories in the 2002 and 2003 African Champions Leagues. On 15 October 2009, he left Enyimba International F.C. and joined Indian I-League team East Bengal Club. On December 16, 2012, after a 1-0 loss to Prayag United S.C., Okpara pushed Ranti Martins after what seemed irritation from Martins. Then Okpara attacked Martins but was soon subdued by teammates from both teams. However, Okpara broke free and proceeded to rip off his jersey before being subdued again. For two years, Okpara was the Vice Captain of the Nigeria national beach soccer team and represented the team at FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2005 and 2007.    
Armando Colaco's stay at East Bengal: The God who failed
Armando Colaco's stay at East Bengal: The God who failed
The God Who Failed - by Novy Kapadia
I-League: East Bengal coach Armando Colaco looking to capitalise on home advantage
I-League: East Bengal coach Armando Colaco looking to capitalise on home advantage
I-League: Dempo SC host Armando Colaco's East Bengal
I-League: Dempo SC host Armando Colaco's East Bengal
Armando Colaco returns for an emotional clash against Dempo SC but knows there is no place for any sentiment as his new club, East Bengal Club, hunt for the three points that will keep their I-League title race alive.East Bengal have blown hot and cold...
East Bengal's best possible first eleven for the Federation Cup
East Bengal's best possible first eleven for the Federation Cup
AFC Cup: No return-leg suspensions for East Bengal's Mehtab & Okpara
AFC Cup: No return-leg suspensions for East Bengal's Mehtab & Okpara
In a relief for the East Bengal Club camp there will be no yellow card suspensions for defender Uga Okpara and captain Mehtab Hossain in their AFC Cup semifinal return-leg against Kuwait SC as had been made public officially by the red-and-gold's. Thi...
AFC Cup: Kuwait SC 4-2 East Bengal – Two away goals keep EB’s final hopes alive
AFC Cup: Kuwait SC 4-2 East Bengal – Two away goals keep EB’s final hopes alive
AFC Cup: East Bengal have a tough task ahead
AFC Cup: East Bengal have a tough task ahead
VIDEO: East Bengal's Uga Okpara speaks about the season ahead
VIDEO: East Bengal's Uga Okpara speaks about the season ahead
East Bengal Club's dependable defender Uga Okpara is back in Kolkata and after a training session he speaks to XtraTime about the season ahead, the club losing Penn Orji and his battles with Odafe and Ranty...
Ranti Martins adjudged the best player of I-League 2012/13
Ranti Martins adjudged the best player of I-League 2012/13
I-League: Uga Okpara agrees new one-year deal with East Bengal
I-League: Uga Okpara agrees new one-year deal with East Bengal
East Bengal's Okpara wants club to focus on team's AFC Cup success
East Bengal's Okpara wants club to focus on team's AFC Cup success
AFC Cup: Jersey goof-up denied Uga Okpara and Edeh Chidi starts against Tampines Rovers
AFC Cup: Jersey goof-up denied Uga Okpara and Edeh Chidi starts against Tampines Rovers
AFC Cup Match Preview: East Bengal vs Tampines Rovers
AFC Cup Match Preview: East Bengal vs Tampines Rovers
I-League Team of the Season so far
I-League Team of the Season so far
5 ways East Bengal can beat Mohun Bagan
5 ways East Bengal can beat Mohun Bagan
Poll Results: Women’s Team Best Indian Team & Nabi Best Indian Player of 2012
Poll Results: Women’s Team Best Indian Team & Nabi Best Indian Player of 2012
2012 Indian Football Year In Review: Best Foreigner
2012 Indian Football Year In Review: Best Foreigner
East Bengal keen to extend Penn Orji contract
East Bengal keen to extend Penn Orji contract
Two-match bans for East Bengal’s Uga Okpara and Prayag United’s Bello Rasaq
Two-match bans for East Bengal’s Uga Okpara and Prayag United’s Bello Rasaq
Okpara and Razzaq might escape from possible punishment.
Okpara and Razzaq might escape from possible punishment.
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