Player Summary






Full Name:
Onyekachi Okonkwo
Nickname:
Position:
Attacking Midfield
Date of Birth:
May Thu, 1982 (35 years old)
Current Club:
FC Zürich,Switzerland

Player Biography:
Tico in Köln
PLAYERS` PROFILE
Name: Onyekachi Okonkwo
Nickname: Tico
Date of Birth: 13th May 1982
Age: 25years
Place of birth: NigeriaAwomamma,Nigeria
Nationality: NigeriaNigerian
Country of residence: SwitzerlandZürich,Switzerland 
Position:  : Central Midfielder
Alternative Position: Defensive Midfielder/Right Midfielder
Present Club: FC Zürich,Switzerland
Contract Till: 30th June 2011
Height: 1.87m
Weight: 79kg
Marital status: Single
Best Leg: Both Legs
Shirt Nr: 10
Spoken Languages: English & little German
Category: Senior International
PAST CLUBS:
2000-2001:NigeriaEnyimba FC,Aba-Nigeria
2001-2002:NigeriaEnyimba FC,Aba-Nigeria
2002-2003:NigeriaEnyimba FC,Aba-Nigeria
2003-2004:NigeriaEnyimba FC,Aba-Nigeria
2004-2005:South AfricaOrlando Pirates FC,South Africa
2005-2006:South AfricaOrlando Pirates FC,South Africa
2006-2007:South AfricaOrlando Pirates FC,South Africa
2007-2008:SwitzerlandFC Zürich,Switzerland
FIRST INTERNATIONAL DEBUT: Nigeria Vs Lesotho (Oct 2006)
NATIONAL CAPS:
Member of the Nigeria Senior National Team (6games)
Nigeria Vs Lesotho
Nigeria Vs Kenya
Nigeria Vs Uganda
Nigeria Vs Niger
Nigeria Vs FYR Macedonia
Nigeria Vs Mexico
Nigeria Vs Ghana
Nigeria Vs Switzerland
LEAGUE GAMES AND GOALS:
29games  8goals  (2000-2004)
43games  3goals  (2004-2007)
13games  -goals  (2007-2008)
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAUGE GAMES 2007:
FC Zürich Vs Besiktas,Turkey (Home)
FC Zürich Vs Besiktas,Turkey (Away)
FC Zürich Vs Empoli,Italy (Home)
FC Zürich Vs Empoli,Italy (Away)
UEFA CUP GAMES (2007)
FC Zürich Vs AC Sparta Praha,Czech
FC Zürich Vs Toulouse,France
FC Zürich Vs FK Spartak,Russia
FC Zürich Vs SV Bayern Leverkusen,Germany
MTN CAF CHAMPIONS LEAUGE 2003 
Enyimba Vs Diaraf FC,Senegal (Home & Away)
Enyimba Vs Petro Atletico FC,Angola (Home & Away)
Enyimba Vs J.S Kaybile FC,Algeria (Home & Away)
Enyimba Vs Simba FC,Tanzania (Home & Away)
Enyimba Vs Satellite FC,Guinea (Home & Away)
Enyimba Vs Jeanne d`Arc FC,Senegal (Home & Away)
Enyimba Vs Asec Mimosa,Abidjan (Home & Away)
Enyimba Vs Ismaily,Egypt (Home & Away)
Enyimba Vs USM,Algeria (Home & Away)
MTN CAF CHAMPIONS LEAUGE 2004 
Enyimba Vs Jiandark FC,Senegal  (Home & Away)
Enyimba Vs Bikali Bullets FC,Malawi (Home & Away)
Enyimba Vs Asec Mimosa,Abidjan (Home & Away)
Enyimba Vs Simba FC,Tanzania (Home & Away)
Enyimba Vs Etoe De Sahel FC,Tunisia (Home & Away)
Enyimba Vs Esperance FC,Tunisia (Home & Away)
MTN CAF CHAMPIONS LEAUGE 2006 
Orlando Pirates Vs Mbabane Swallows FC,Swaziland (Home & Away)
Orlando Pirates Vs AS Port Louis FC,Mauritius (Home & Away)
Orlando Pirates Vs Al Hilal FC,Sudan (Home & Away)
Orlando Pirates Vs ASEC Abidjan,Côte d'Ivoire (Home & Away)
Orlando Pirates Vs Enyimba FC,Nigeria (Home & Away)
Orlando Pirates Vs Hearts of Oak,Ghana (Home & Away)
Orlando Pirates Vs CS Sfaxien,Tunisia (Home & Away)
INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT-VODACOM CHALLENGE (2005)
Orlando Pirates Vs Green Buffaloes,Zambia
Orlando Pirates Vs Kaizer Chiefs,South Africa
Orlando Pirates Vs AS Vita Club,Congo-Kinshasa
INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT-VODACOM CHALLENGE (2006)
Orlando Pirates Vs Manchester United,England
Orlando Pirates Vs Kaizer Chiefs,South Africa 
ABSA KNOCKOUT CUP 2005
Orlando Pirates Vs Silver Stars,South Africa
Orlando Pirates Vs Black Leopards,South Africa
Orlando Pirates Vs Dynamos,South Africa
SAA SUPER 8 TOURNAMENT 2005:
Orlando Pirates Vs Silver Stars,South Africa
Orlando Pirates Vs Bloemfontein Celtic FC,South Africa
THE 10TH COCA-COLA CUP 2005:
Orlando Pirate Vs Black Leopards,South Africa
Orlando Pirate Vs Bloemfontein Celtic,South Africa
Orlando Pirate Vs Jomo Cosmos,South Africa
HONOURS:
1. Best young Team player (2001)
2. Champions of Nigeria Premier League with Enyimba (2003)
3. Winner of CAF Champions League with Eyinmba (2003)
4. Winner of CAF Champions League with Eyinmba (2004)
5. Champions of CAF Super Cup with Enyimba FC (2004)
6. Runners-up of Nigeria Premier League with Enyimba (2004)
7. MVP Award for best team player with Enyimba (2004)
8. MVP Award for best team player with Orlando Pirates (2005)
9. Winners of Vodacom Challenge with Orlando Pirates (2005)
10. Quarter Finalist of the ABSA Knockout Cup (2005)
11. Semi Finalist of the SAA Super 8 with Orlando Pirates (2005)
12. Semi Finalist of the 10th Coca-Cola Cup (2005)
13. Semi Finalist of CAF Champions Leauge with Orlando Pirates (2006)
14. Third Place of the Vodacom Challenge with Orlando Pirates (2006)
PROFESSIONAL QUALITIES:
Onyekachi is a powerful midfield player.He is very tactical,Super technique, speed and perfect ball control.He is very skilful,good pace,goal assists and very strong.He has great vision with good passes.He was the engine room of Enyimba FC and Orlando Pirates.He is currently the strong man in the middle of FC Zürich, Switzerland.He is master of long passes and excellent marksman. He is currently in the Senior National Team of Nigeria.He is a consistent and wonderful team player. 
 
 
 

 

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