- Austin JayJay Okocha needs no introduction as far as the footballing world is concerned
- The dazzling midfield player, who retired several years back is one of the most talented and skillful player in football history
In the words of a former teammate of Okocha during their playing days at Bolton Wanderers in the English Premier League, El Hadji Diouf of Senegal, he revealed that the brilliant JayJay is the most talented and skillful African football player in history.
Coming down to Nigeria, since Okocha hung his football boots, the national football team known as the Super Eagles is yet to produce anyone close to the former Super Eagles Captain.
Austin JayJay Okocha, when he was the Super Eagles Captain was not lucky to have won loads of individual awards, however, being denied personal accolades did not take away the shine of who Okocha was and what he did on the field of play.
A good number of Nigerians, who watched Okocha play during his active years will never forget how he brought joy to the faces of millions of people, not just in Nigeria, Africa, but all over the world.
A retired football legend, who played for FC Barcelona and of Brazil descent, Ronaldinho learned a lot of football tricks from Okocha at PSG in the French Ligue One.
Currently, the Super Eagles of Nigeria need a brilliant midfielder like Okocha. If they can even get someone close in terms of ball distribution knowledge and talent like JayJay, Nigeria’s national football team will once again become the most feared football team in Africa and beyond.