Super Eagles new boy, Chidera Ejuke has revealed that legendary Jay Jay Okocha is his idol and he aims to surpass the former Bolton Captain’s achievements with the National team.
Okocha who was known for his dribbling skills is judged differently by many football analyst – where some believes the midfield maestro did not do enough during his playing days due to lack of major laurels and awards to show while still active.
Some others feel that he was, and still one of Africa’s great, right from his stint in PSG where the Brazilian legend and former world footballer of the year Ronaldinho adores till date to have learnt some dribbling skills from him (Okocha).
Okocha was a crucial part of the 1994 squad that won the Afcon trophy together with the gold medal in Atlanta 1996.
“Talking about Jay Jay Okocha, he is a legend and he is someone that I look up to and for me normally, he is like an idol to me so I am just hoping that I am able to reach the level he had attained in football and hopefully I can even go pass him by God’s grace but you know, at the main time I just want to do my thing, get settled in the team as well.” he said.
Super Eagles will today square it out against the Leone stars in Benin City for the third leg of the AFCON qualifiers.
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