‘Nigeria’s National Team Still “STRUGGLING” To Fill Jay Jay Okocha Position’ – Says Xavier

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Super Eagles superstar Okocha had unmatched technical ability which is yet to be found, MySportDab reports.

Francis Xavier states he will continually include Augustine Jay Jay Okocha in his team at any given time.

The now 46 year old former Nigeria international was once a joy to watch throughout his playing days both at the club and country level.

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The former AFC Leopards midfielder has explained why he will go for the former Super Eagles star.

“Okocha is one player who used to be very influential on the pitch and could create as well as score goals.

“He was very skilled and could dribble his way out of hassle at any given time.

Another extraordinary characteristic used to be his ability to adapt to any given game and have a tremendous impact on his team.

“On most occasions he was bodily fit and his technical capability was on another level.”

The creative midfielder helped Nigeria to win the 1994 Afcon.

He went on and played a large role as the Nigeria finished second in 2000.

They also went on and third in 2002, 2004 and 2006 respectively.

He was additionally in the team that won the 1996 Olympic Games as well as the Afro Asian Cup of Nations in 1995.


“He won many individual and collective awards however he remained humble and disciplined until his retirement.

“Nigeria are nonetheless struggling to find his replacement who can constantly deliver for the team and assist them hit greater heights.

Okocha made seventy five appearances for the Super Eagles scoring 14 goals in the process.

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