Former Super Eagles Midfield Maestro Jay Jay Okocha Speaks on Famous Oliver Kahn Goal

Former Super Eagles Midfield Maestro Jay Jay Okocha Speaks on Famous Oliver Kahn Goal

  • Jay Jay Okocha who scored one of Bundesliga's most mesmerizing goals said he was only doing his job and did not mean to make fun of anyone
  • The former Super Eagles captain scored a wonder goal during his time with German club Frankfurt when they played Karlsruher CS
  • The Nigerian dribbled a couple of opponents and made them look useless before he fired past Oliver Khan who went on to become one of the world’s best goalies

Former Super Eagles midfielder, Austin Okocha, has finally made comments about his famous goal against legendary goalkeeper Oliver Kahn.

Sun News reports that Jay Jay, in a recent interview with Eintracht Frankfurt TV, spoke on a wide range of issues including that famous strike against Karlsruher CS.

That strike remains one of the most unbelievable in the history of the Bundesliga as the Nigerian superstar dribbled and nutmegged a couple of players before slotting past Kahn.

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Jay Jay Okocha
Jay Jay Okocha reminisces goal vs Khan. Photo:
Source: UGC

Fans of Frankfurt, to date, remember the famous goal as it came against one of the best ever goalkeepers in football history.

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But Okocha has insisted that he did not have the intention to mock the opponents on that fateful day, adding that he was only doing his job.

“So, I was very determined to take that opportunity. I don’t think I was nervous. I was looking forward to it. I was highly motivated to take that opportunity."

On whether he has ever spoken to Oliver Kahn regarding that wonder goal in 1993, he says:

“I don’t think there’s any need for us to talk about it because I was trying to do my job; he was trying to do his job as well. It wasn’t to take the Mickey out of him; I was just doing my job.”

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What Kahn said about that goal

Former Germany goalkeeper Oliver Kahn had, in 2016, recounted how Super Eagles legend Austin Jay Jay Okocha’s goal left him dizzy in 1993.

Kahn reminisces about the former Nigerian international's sensational goal after 23 years saying he was yet to recover from the effect of that strike. The German wrote:

"Exactly 23 years is the sensational goal from Jay-Jay Okocha today ago - and I'm still dizzy..."

Who are Nigeria’s most successful players

Meanwhile, earlier reported that Finidi George is one of Nigeria's most successful players in Europe but the former Ajax legend has not been regarded as the most successful.

He won the Champions League trophy with the Amsterdam giants back in 1996 making him the first player from the country to do so.

Nwankwo Kanu was also a member of the team but the former Super Eagles winger was a regular in the then Loius Van Gaal's squad.


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