FIFA, NFF, Bolton Wanderers Celebrate Okocha At 46

FIFA,  NFF, Bolton Wanderers Celebrate Okocha At 46

FIFA,  NFF,  Bolton Wanderers Celebrate Okocha At 46

World soccer ruling body,  FIFA,  the Nigeria Football Federation and Bolton Wanderers have all celebrated former Super Eagles captain,  Austin Okocha on the ocassion of his 46th birthday,  reports Completesports.com.

”Happy birthday to former @NGSuperEagles captain, the legendary Austin ‘So Good they named him twice’ Okocha. Have a good one JJ!,” the NFF tweeted.

“So good they named him twice
Happy birthday to a @NGSuperEagles icon and @Olympics gold medallist: @IAmOkocha;,” reads a tweet on FIFA’s Twitter handle.

”We would like to wish club legend and the man so good, they named him twice, @IAmOkocha a very happy 46th birthday, “Bolton Wanderers tweeted.

Okocha was capped 73 times by Nigeria and scored 14 goals.

He  was a member of both the victorious 1994 African Cup of Nations squad and the World Cup squad that made it to the second round before they lost in a dramatic match to eventual runners-up Italy.

Okocha was also a key member of the U-23 Eagles side that won the Olympic gold at the Atlanta Games in 1996.

By Adeboye Amosu

 

COMMENTS

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  • Pompei 5 days ago

    In my fallible opinion, Jay Jay belongs on the list of the very best players to have ever played the game. The top ten. His ability was never called to question….the issue for his critics was always the end product. But even then, such artistry and mastery of the round leather will always make up for any shortcomings in his game. And the end product thing came in abundance in the latter stages of his career. He got so many goals and assists for Bolton Wanderers and Fenerbahce. And of course, he was pretty much indispensable for Nigeria.