- A Nigerian has been signed up by a Canadian Football League team
- Kaetochuku “Kay” Okafor was drafted by Hamilton Tiger-Cats as he graduated
- The 24-year-old finished from St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia
Nigerian Kaetochuku “Kay” Okafor is having the time of his life right now.
Just as the 24-year-old was graduating on May 7, 2017, he was drafted by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League (CFL).
The Nigerian born star bagged his business administration degree from St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia.
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“It’s the biggest day of my life so far to be honest. To graduate from university and get drafted was amazing,” he told CBS.
The Nigerian left Nigeria in 2011 at the age of 18 and was initially interested in playing Basketball in Charlottetown, but later switched his attention to football.
“I had never seen a sport where you had to wear a helmet and pads — it was very different. I had to wrap my head around the game. It’s been a bit of a journey for sure,” he said.
Kay has not seen any member of his immediate family since he left Nigeria six years ago asides his father who saw his graduation.
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Okafor will be leaving for Hamilton’s training camp this week and is already planning to return to Nigeria for Christmas this year.
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