Stephen Okai

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Stephen Okai
Stephen Okai 2015.JPG
Okai on Riverhounds debut
Personal information
Date of birth (1989-09-27) 27 September 1989 (age 29)
Place of birth Accra, Ghana
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
2009–2012 Mobile Rams
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010 Des Moines Menace 15 (2)
2011–2012 Reading United 28 (5)
2013 Charlotte Eagles 27 (4)
2014 Orange County Blues 26 (2)
2015–2017 Pittsburgh Riverhounds 69 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 14, 2017

Stephen Okai (born 27 September 1989) is a Ghanaian footballer who plays as a midfielder.

Career[edit]

College & Amateur[edit]

Okai played four years of college soccer at the University of Mobile. Okai won the National Player of the Year award in NAIA and was a three-time All-American.

During his time at college, Okai also played for USL PDL club Des Moines Menace in 2010, and Reading United A.C. in 2011 and 2012.

Professional career[edit]

On January 17, 2013, Okai was selected 31st overall in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft by Philadelphia Union.[1] He trialed with the club, but was released by Philadelphia on February 22, 2013.[2]

Okai signed with USL Pro club Charlotte Eagles in April 2013. He made his pro debut on April 13, 2013 in a 2-0 victory over Antigua Barracuda FC.[3]

Okai signed with USL Pro side Pittsburgh Riverhounds in January 2015.[4] On November 30, 2017, the club announced that Okai's contract had expired.[5] He departed Pittsburgh after three seasons with the Riverhounds.

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.umobile.edu/Athletics/AthleticNews/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/1482/Stephen-Okai-Drafted-31st-In-2013-MLS-SuperDraft.aspx#.UWrIyrVwquI
  2. ^ http://www.phillysoccerpage.net/2013/02/22/let-the-cuts-begin/
  3. ^ http://uslpro.uslsoccer.com/home/710650.html
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-01-23. Retrieved 2015-01-22.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "HOUNDS ANNOUNCE INITIAL OFFSEASON ROSTER PLANS". Riverhounds.com. Retrieved 11 December 2017.