A talent a day, Isaiah Okafor: the art brother who can go to Lugano

Possible return to homeland for Isaiah Okafor, born on 22 April 2005 in Binningen, Switzerland, a young Swiss-Nigerian footballer who currently plays for the Bayer Leverkusen Under-19 team. At 1.83 meters tall, Okafor is primarily a defensive midfielder, but can also play as a central defender or central midfielder, showing the eclecticism needed to play at a high level. He is the brother of Noah, AC Milan striker.

His youth career began at Basel, where he played until 2022 before moving to Bayer Leverkusen. His contract with the German club expires on 30 June 2024. Okafor has had a few caps for the Swiss Under-19 national team, making a total of two appearances so far. He made his debut for Switzerland U19 on 23 March 2024 and has also played for the Swiss Under 18 and Under 17 teams in the past. He has dealt with several injuries, which have limited his appearances on the pitch. Despite this, he managed to make the difference in the matches in which he was available.

First name: Isaiah Okafor

Date of birth: April 22, 2005

Nationality: Swiss-Nigerian

Role: defensive midfielder

Squad: Bayer Leverkusen

It looks like: Marten de Roon

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