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Posted December 11, 2012 by Campus Heat in Sports
 
 

SPORTS: FOCUS: Austin “Jay-Jay” Okocha

Nigeria as a football – loving nation has had a fair share of soccer wizards: Sam Garba Okoye, Haruna Ilerika, Segun Odegbemi, Henry Nwosu, Uwem Ekarika, Sam Okwaraji, Etim Esim, Dan “The Bull” Amokachi,
etcetera.

They were all delights to watch. But in terms of full expression on
the pitch, it won’t be out of place to assert here that soccer effects
flow much more freely from the fecund imagination of Austin J.J Okocha.

Augustine Azuka “Jay-Jay” Okocha (born 14 August 1973 in Enugu) is a Nigerian former footballer who played as an attacking midfielder. He is known for his stepovers, skill, technique, and being ‘so good
that they named him twice’ (a line immortalised in a terrace chant while
Okocha played for Bolton Wanderers). While playing at Turkcell Super League team Fenerbahçe, he became a turkish citizen as “Muhammet Yavuz”.

Honours