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John Otaka


Position         : Forward

Date of birth : 8 January, 1982

Team              : Al Saad (Qatar)

Nationality     : Nigeria

Notes              : Came to Egypt in 1997 from UNTH Football Club to Arab Contractors in Egypt. Moved to Ismaily soon after, another Egyptian side. Scored eight goals as top goalscorer to lead Ismaily to win the CAF Cup in 1999/00 and was also top goalscorer in the league. Skilled, tall player who is one of the better forward to be seen in Africa recently. He has been compared to Kanu. His goalscoring form earned him a move to Al Saad in Qatar, who he helped to the semi-final of the Asian Cup Winners' Cup. Made his international debut against Namibia in the 2002 African Cup of Nations qualifiers. Was at the 2002 World Cup.


LAST UPDATED: 1 August, 2002

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