Daniel Amokachi Reveals Why Nigeria Will Never Produce a Player Like Austin Jay-Jay Okocha

Daniel Amokachi Reveals Why Nigeria Will Never Produce a Player Like Austin Jay-Jay Okocha

  • Daniel Amokachi has reacted to the comparison of Chidera Ejuke with legendary Okocha, saying no one can be like the ex-international
  • Okocha was so good they named him twice as he was fondly praised during his time at English club Bolton Wanderers
  • Ejuke has shown enough quality that earned him such comparison, but Amokachi insists that Nigeria can never see another Jay Jay

Nigerian ex-international Daniel Amokachi has showered encomiums on former teammate Jay Jay Okocha, saying Nigeria will never see another player like the midfield maestro, The Sun reports.

Amokachi stressed that players like Okocha only come once in a lifetime, as fans begin to praise Chidera Ejuke who has shown enough quality in the midfield.

Since Okocha retired from the national team, Nigeria is yet to see another impressive dribbler in the Super Eagles until Ejuke showed glimpses of what he could do against the Central African Republic.

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Daniel Amokachi says Nigeria can never see any player like Jay Jay. Photo: Mark Sandten
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The CSKA Moscow midfielder showed artistic and sublime skill and has earned comparison with the legend, with many tipping him to become the next Jay Jay.

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In his reaction, Amokachi said Nigeria can produce players with such qualities, but there can never be another Okocha.

Amokachi said on his radio show ‘The Bull’s Pit’ on Brila FM:

“We normally have players who play similar like Jay Jay but not Jay Jay, there will never be another Jay Jay because his kind comes once in a life time.
“God doesn’t bring the same people into this world so the legacy of Jay Jay remains his legacy. So you cannot get another Jay Jay, it’s either you get another player who is far better than Jay Jay but you cannot get a player like Jay Jay. He was so good they named him twice.”

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The duo is part of the Super Eagles squad to FIFA World Cup in 1994 and 1998. They won the 1994 African Cup of Nations and the Olympics goal medal in Atlanta 96.

Westerhof reunites with Okocha brothers

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Nigeria's most successful coach Clemens Westerhof recently reunited with his former players Austin Jay Jay Okocha and his brother Emmanuel Okocha.

It was gathered that Westerhof met the Okocha brothers in London at a documentary on the glory days of Nigerian football.

Recall that Emmanuel played in Algiers ’90 Nations Cup where Nigeria won silver under Westerhof. While the younger Okocha - 'Jay Jay' played in Tunisia ’94 Nations Cup where Super Eagles won the tournament.

Source: Legit Nigeria

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