Okpara was Nigeria under-20's first goalkeeper during 1987 FIFA World Youth Championship, playing in all three matches as Nigeria failed to win during the group stage. He played for Nigeria national futsal team at 1992 FIFA Futsal World Championship as an outfield player, featuring in the 4-5 loss against Poland when he was sent off.
He made his debut for the Nigerian national team in 1996 and was selected for the 1998 FIFA World Cup squad.
After his retirement, Okpara became a goalkeeping coach for Orlando Pirates.
Premier Soccer League: 2
National Soccer League: 1
Nedbank Cup: 1
MTN 8: 3
1993, 1996, 2000
Castle Challenge: 1
CAF Champions League: 1
CAF Super Cup: 1
Name William Okpara
Date of Birth May 07, 1968
Squad Number 104
Previous Club ACB FC Lagos (Nigeria)
Marital Status Married
Wife/Girlfriend's Name Stella
Children (s) Name William Okpara Jr.
Favourite Movie Anything with Bruce Lee
Favourite Music Religious Music
Favourite Food Curry & Rice
Favourite Restuarant Something Fishy
Favourite Car 1945 Beetle
Favourite SA Player Mbulelo 'OJ' Mabizela
Favourite SA Team Orlando Pirates FC
Foreign Player Jay-Jay Okocha
Foreign Team Manchester United
National Team Under-17 (1986) & under-20 (1987) Super Eagles in the Junior World Cup, 1998 France World Cup, 1992 Nigerian 5 a-side team Hong Kong
Motto In Life "Slow and Steady!"