Solomon Okpako (born 1 May 1990) is a Nigerian footballer who currently plays for Nigeria Premier League side Enugu Rangers.

Solomon Okpako
Personal information
Full name Solomon Arrow-Men Okpako
Date of birth (1990-05-01) May 1, 1990 (age 29)
Place of birth Abraka, Nigeria
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Enugu Rangers
Number 32
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005 Bendel United 12 (2)
2006–2010 Kano Pillars 96 (15)
2010–2011 Panionios 3 (0)
2011–2012 Mamelodi Sundowns 5 (0)
2013–2014 Chippa United 10 (0)
2014–2015 Santos 22 (0)
2017 Enyimba International F.C.
2018 Enugu Rangers
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 May 2016
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 May 2011

CareerEdit

Okpako started his career 2003 on the youth side for Bendel United and was at age 15 promoted to the senior team.[1] He left after his one-season to sign for Nigeria Premier League club Kano Pillars F.C. in January 2006.[2] He currently stars for seven time Nigeria champions Enyimba International F.C. since January 2017.[3]

International careerEdit

Okpako was called into camp for the Nigeria U-20 team prior to the 2009 FIFA World Youth Championship in Egypt but did not make coach Samson Siasia's final squad.[4] He was called up for the camp prior to the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa under Coach Lars Lagerback after helping the Eagles B team win the 2010 WAFU Cup.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Oladoye, Bolade; Sola Babarinsa (2010-04-20). "Mixed reactions greet Lagerback's list". Next. Archived from the original on 2010-04-24. Retrieved 2010-05-20.
  2. ^ "Lagerback names a mixed Nigerian squad". African Soccer Union. Archived from the original on 2011-07-07. Retrieved 2010-05-20.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-02-13. Retrieved 2017-02-12.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ 2010-04-20 15:06 (2010-04-20). "Okpako: Siasia made me a better player". Kickoff. Retrieved 2010-05-20.
  5. ^ Utaka, six home-based stars for Lagerback's 44-man camp[dead link]

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