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Riverhounds re-sign Stephen Okai

By Riverhounds Staff, 01/12/17, 1:15PM EST

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PITTSBURGH (January 12, 2017) – The Pittsburgh Riverhounds have re-signed midfielder Stephen Okai to a one-year deal, pending USL and USSF approval.

Returning to Pittsburgh for his third season with the Hounds, Okai, 27, has recorded one goal and four assists in 46 career appearances. He finished this past season with one goal and two assists in 23 games, notching his first career tally with the club in a 4-1 road win over Wilmington Hammerheads FC in July.

“Stephen is a very accomplished, very skillful, very strong player that we knew we wanted back from the start of the offseason. Now that it is officially done, we’re certainly happy and excited to have him back for 2017,” said head coach Dave Brandt.

A native of Accra, Ghana, Okai joined the Hounds from Orange County Blues FC prior to the 2015 season and is a former 2013 MLS SuperDraft selection of the Philadelphia Union. Along with his stint in California, Okai spent time with the then-USL Pro side Charlotte Eagles, scoring six goals in 50 appearances between the two clubs.

With the addition of Okai, the Hounds have officially brought back seven players from their 2016 squad, joining already under contract returners Kevin Kerr and Chevaughn Walsh. The club currently has 23 players signed heading into the 2017 season.

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The current roster for 2017 is as follows:

Ryan Adeleye (Club option exercised in December)

Tobi Adewole (Signed to one-year deal on January 9)

Bryan Arguez (Signed to one-year deal on December 15)

Kay Banjo (Signed to one-year deal on November 23)

Keasel Broome (Signed to one-year deal on November 11)

Shane Campbell (Signed to one-year deal on November 23)

Ritchie Duffie (Signed to one-year deal on November 15)

Danny Earls (Club option exercised in December)

Devaughn Elliott (Signed to one-year deal on December 8)

Ben Fitzpatrick (Signed to one-year deal on December 29)

Mike Green (Re-signed to one-year deal on December 28)

Corey Hertzog (Club option exercised in December)

Kenroy Howell (Signed to one-year deal on December 12)

Jamal Jack (Signed to one-year deal on December 15)

Kevin Kerr (Already under contract)

John Manga (Signed to one-year deal on November 15)

Trey Mitchell (Signed to one-year deal on January 10)

Stephen Okai (Signed to one-year deal on January 12)

Victor Souto (Signed to one-year deal on December 29)

Jack Thompson (Club option exercised in December)

Nick Thompson (Club option exercised in December)

Chevaughn Walsh (Already under contract)

Taylor Washington (Signed to one-year deal on December 20)