|Place of birth Lagos, Nigeria|
Name William Okpara
Current team Orlando Pirates
1987–1989 ACB Lagos
Height 1.80 m
Role Football player
|Full name William Nwadinobi Okpara|
Date of birth (1968-05-07) 7 May 1968 (age 47)
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- International career
Okpara played for ACB Lagos from 1987 to 1989 before moving to South African side Orlando Pirates. Okpara was the club's first choice goalkeeper from 1990 to 2002, losing his place to Congolese goalkeeper Michel Babale during 2002-03 season, then becoming an understudy to Thabang Radebe and Francis Chansa before retiring in 2005. He holds the record of Pirates' appearances with 375 matches, and is also the club's longest serving player. He was part of the 1995 CAF Champions League winning team.
Okpara was Nigeria under-20's first goalkeeper during 1987 FIFA World Youth Championship, playing in all three matches as Nigeria failed to win during the group stage. He played for Nigeria national futsal team at 1992 FIFA Futsal World Championship as an outfield player, featuring in the 4-5 loss against Poland when he was sent off.
After his retirement, Okpara became a goalkeeping coach for Orlando Pirates.