Imo state born Uche Okafor was found hanging dead in his house. His death was alleged as suicide before Police report suggested murder.
It was a day just every other that had passed and the 6ft3 defender went on his daily task.
His wife had just returned home to find the lifeless body of her husband, dangling on a rope in his Dallas Texas home, on January 6, 2011.
Having played 34 times for the Nigerian national team; winning the 1994 Nations Cup and a place in the 1998 World Cup, and played across several clubs, Okafor retired in 2000.
After several suspicions regarding his death, with speculations that he hanged himself, the FBI finally settled that he was murdered.
Before his death, the Owerri born footballer was an African Football anlyst on ESPN.