the former midfielder of AFC Leopards states that the Super Eagles star
possessed unrivaled technical capability. He says at any given time that he
will always have Augustine ‘Jay-Jay’ Okocha in his squad.
46-year-old former Nigeria international has been a joy to watch at both club
and national level throughout his playing days. The former midfielder of AFC
Leopards has explained why he’s going to go for the former star of Super
player who has been very successful on the pitch and has been able to create
goals as well as score,” Xavier told Goal on Tuesday. He was very talented
and was able to dribble his way out of trouble at any given time. His ability
to adapt to any given game and have a positive impact on his team was another
impressive attribute. On most occasions, he was physically fit and his technical
ability was on another level. Okocha made 75 appearances for the Super Eagles,
scoring 14 goals in the process.
assisted by the imaginative midfielder to win the 1994 Afcon and played a major
role as the team finished second in 2000 and third in 2002, 2004 and 2006. He
was also part of the team which won both the 1996 Olympic Games and the 1995
Afro-Asian Cup of Nations. He received a number of individual and group awards
but stayed modest and diligent until he retired, “added Xavier.
still struggling to find a replacement who can perform reliably for the team and
allow them to reach higher heights.