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Uche Okafor passes Thursday morning

North Texas soccer has lost a great asset to the game in the passing of former Kansas City Wizard defender Uche Okafor. Okafor has been coaching for Dave Dir's ASG club and playing in the Plano Premier Select Soccer league.

Okafor was a part of the Nigerian team that won the 1994 Nations Cup team and played in the 1994 World Cup here in the US. OKafor played for ACB Football club, Lagos, KSV Mechelen, and Hannover 96 among others before coming to MLS and the Wizards.

OKafor was 43 when he passed.

Update: According to the AP, Okafor's death has been classified a suicide.