Matthew Nwabueze Okoh
(born May 19, 1972 in Washington, D.C.
) is a former U.S.-Nigerian soccer
player and currently Assistant Coach of the DSU Hornets Women
.<sup></sup> His playing career spanned eight years and took him from the United States to Brazil, Germany and Portugal. Since retiring from playing, Okoh has devoted himself to coaching collegiate soccer.
Youth and college
While born in Washington, D.C.
, Okoh’s family moved back to Asaba, Nigeria
for several years. His family then returned to the U.S., this time settling in Denver
. Okoh attended Regis Jesuit High School
in Aurora, Colorado
. After graduating from high school, Okoh remained in the Denver area, attending the University of Denver
where he played men’s soccer. He finished his collegiate career second on the team’s career list of goals and points, having scored fifty goals in thirty-seven games. Okoh graduated with a bachelor’s degree
In 1995, Okoh signed with the Colorado Foxes
of the American Professional Soccer League
(APSL) before moving to Brazilian club Santos
that winter.<sup></sup> He spent only half a season with Santos before returning to the U.S. to play the second half of the 1995-1996 National Professional Soccer League
(NPSL) season with the Wichita Wings
In 1996, Okoh left the Wings and moved to Germany where he signed with German Third Division
club SSV Reutlingen
club 1860 Munich
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