Legendary Nigerian striker Daniel Amokachi says he does not regret missing out on the Africa Player of the Year Award during his playing career.
Amokachi came close to winning the award in 1995 and 1996 but finished in third place on both occasions.
Current Liberia president George Weah won the award in 1995 while Nwankwo Kanu beat Amokachi to the title in 1996.
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When asked if he regrets not landing CAF’s best individual award ,during his question and answer programme ‘The Bull’s Pit’ on Brila FM on Monday, Amokachi said: “Definitely not. I would have been honoured to have won it. I was blessed to have played football during the best of generations and anybody that won it deserved to win it, that’s just the truth of it.
“Somebody like Jay Jay Okocha that didn’t win it who is Daniel Amokachi to complain.”
And when asked between him and Okocha who was the better player, the 1994 AFCON and 1996 Atlanta Olympic games gold medal winner said:”When it comes to art and guile I’m far better than him but when it comes to quality of football of course Jay Jay is above me. It’s not a hidden thing or pride, it’s about saying what is real.”Copyright © 2022 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.
I hate this idea of comparing one player to another. The study of physics has proven unequivocally that measuring the magnitude of a quantity depends not only on the intrinsic property of the thing being measured, but also on countless other variables, even including the characteristics of the person doing the measurement.
Still. we can’t resist the temptation to compare players. “When it comes to art and guile I’m far better than him but when it comes to quality of football of course Jay Jay is above me.” I think The Bull swapped places with Jay Jay here. Go to YouTube to confirm that Jay Jay is the crown head of soccer Art and Guile. I have not found anyone like him.