Del Piero Hails ‘Amazing’ Okocha, Kanu Ahead Of Star Sixies Clash

Del Piero Hails ‘Amazing’ Okocha, Kanu Ahead Of Star Sixies Clash

By Izuchukwu Okosi:


Former Italy international Allesandro Del Piero on Saturday hailed the amazing talent of Nigeria footballers as he looks forward to the potential on-field battle between him and the Nigerian former internationals to be captained by Austin 'Jay jay' Okocha at the inaugural 2017 Star Sixies Football tournament, reports.

Star Sixies is a Legends tournament that will parade former internationals from some big footballing countries on  from July 13 and ends July 16. 

Twelve teams will be participating in the maiden edition to be held at the 02 Arena in London and Nigeria are pooled alongside Italy, Brazil and China in Group B. 

Group A have England, Spain, Scotland and Mexico while Group C has Germany, France, Portugal and Denmark.

"Nigeria have amazing players. They have Jay Jay, Kanu. It will be an interesting match with them," Del Piero told Sky Sports. 

"Brazil is a superpower in world football. There will be tough defenders on their team like Cafu and Carlos, they will be strong, even China, let's see, but we (Italy) will be ready."