Uche Okechukwu “God’s Will”

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Uche Alozie Okechukwu (27 September 1967), known as Uche, is a Nigerian footballer who was play as a defender. He likewise regarded as the remote player who was play in Turkey for the longest timeframe (13 years), proceeding to acquire Turkish citizenship under the name Deniz Uygar.

Nigerian League

Uche started his career at Flash Flamingoes and Iwuanyanwu Nationale, winning the 1988 and 1989 Nigerian Premier League.


In July 1990, he move abroad to join Danish club Brøndby IF, being signed by newly appointed club coach Morten Olsen alongside teammate Friday Elahor. Soon a part of the first team setup, Uche helped the club win the 1990 and 1991 Danish championship, and was one of the mainstays of the Brøndby team that reached the semifinals of the 1990–91 UEFA Cup. Uche, named the 1992’s Brøndby IF Player of the Year.


After appearing in the 1992 African Cup of Nations, where Nigeria reached the semi-finals, Uche transferred by Turkish club Fenerbahçe for half a year, until he was bought for 8 million transfer deal in 1993. At Fenerbahçe, he formed a defensive job with Jes Høgh. Uche helped the club to its first national championship in seven years, in 1995–96.

With Fenerbahçe, repeating league praise in 2000–01. After 9 seasons and almost 250 official games for the club, Uche signed to İstanbulspor, returning in 2007 to Nigeria, first Ocean Boys F.C. then with Bayelsa United FC.

World Cups

Okechukwu made his introduction for the Nigeria at the 1990 African Cup of Nations, when Nigeria lost 1–5 to Algeria in their initial game. The Nigerian defense not conceded another goal, until they lost 0–1 Algeria in the final game.

He played 71 international matches.  He also represented the Nigeria in two FIFA World Cups, helping it progress to two round of 16 contests.

Uche resigned after the 1998 version’s 1–4 misfortune to Denmark, having captained the crew on a few events from 1996 onwards.



Nigerian League: 1987–88, 1988–89

Danish League: 1990, 1991

Turkish League: 1995–96, 2000–01


Africa Cup of Nations: 1994

Summer Olympic Games: 1996


Brøndby Player of the Year: 1992

Tags: Brondby, Fenerbahçe, Nigeria, African-Cup-Of-Nations, Istanbulspor, Deniz-Uygar, Player-Of-The-Year, Summer-Olympics, Denmark, Turkish-League, Danish-League

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