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Okey Isima

Full name: Okey Isima
Gender: Male
Height: 5-2.5 (160 cm)
Born: August 24, 1956 in Kano, Kano, Nigeria
Died: February 18, 2013 in Abuja, Abuja, Nigeria
Affiliations: Rangers International, Enugu (NGR)
Country: NGR Nigeria
Sport: Football


A player equally at home in defence and in midfield, Okey Isima’s career blossomed at Enugu Rangers and it was whilst with that club that he was first chosen to play for the national team.

His debut for Nigeria came in 1978 and two years later he played as a left sided defender in the Nigerian team that won their first African Cup of Nations title. His Olympic career was restricted to a single game as Nigeria failed to make an impression on the Moscow Games.

Isima played in two further African Nations Cup tournaments before leaving to play for Atlanta in the USA. After returning to Nigeria when his playing days were over he acted as a talent scout until his death from typhoid fever at the age of 56.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1980 Summer 23 Moskva Football Men's Football Nigeria NGR 13T

Men's Football

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G YC RC
1980 Summer 23 Moskva Football Nigeria NGR Final Standings 13T 1980-07-20 0 0 0
1980 Summer 23 Moskva Football Nigeria NGR Group B Match #2 2 1980-07-21 KUW 3, NGR 1 0 0 0
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