Noah Okafor is the shooting star of the Swiss national team and, with his outstanding performances against Italy and Bulgaria, played a key role in the team’s direct World Cup qualification. At club level, the 21-year-old has been running for Red Bull Salzburg since the beginning of 2020. His departure from FC Basel at the time caused quite a stir. Now his parents clarify the motives.
At that time, Okafor had a relatively difficult time at FCB. After some strong performances at the beginning of the season, he had to queue up later and was mainly used as a joker by coach Marcel Koller. A situation that did not satisfy him. Okafor’s mother Nicole emphasized in an interview with “Blick” that Red Bull Salzburg was able to show good prospects for sporting development. Father Christian also cites the unrest within the club at the time as a motivation: “It had everything to do with Marco Streller’s resignation. There was a lot of unrest and discussions in the club, coach Marcel Koller couldn’t work in peace. We saw no perspective for the next level. ”
In the meantime, Okafor is also causing a sensation in Salzburg. In the course of this season he has won a regular place and has also been used in the Champions League. His current contract runs until 2024.
psc November 17, 2021 2:30 p.m.