Okocha ignores Vincent Enyeama, Yobo, names Drogba, Eto'o in his African best XI

Okocha ignores Vincent Enyeama, Yobo, names Drogba, Eto'o in his African best XI

- Peter Rufai has been selected in Jay Jay Okocha's African best XI

- The likes of Didier Drogba, George Weah and Yaya Toure were also picked

- Rufai played 65 games for the Super Eagles scoring one goal as a goalkeeper

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Super Eagles legend Austin Okocha has picked his former teammate at the national team Peter Rufai as the best goalkeeper in his African best XI squad ever to have played football.

Austin Okocha was one of the best midfielders in the world during his active playing time most especially while playing in the Premier League and also in the Bundesliga.

Years back, Brazilian and Barcelona legend Ronaldinho explained that he learnt many skills from Okocha during their days at French club Paris Saint-Germain.

While speaking with Alex Iwobi in a video, Austin Okocha also picked himself in his best African XI squad which also has Chelsea legend Didier Drogba.

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Didier Drogba recorded his name in gold while playing for Chelsea where he won the Premier League title and also the Champions League netting 100 goals for the Blues.

On the list, Okocha also picked Liberia president George Weah and Barcelona legend Samuel Eto'o who scored incredible goals during his active playing time.

Below is Austin Okocha's African best XI

Goalkeeper - Peter Rufai

RB - Rigobert Song

CB - Taribo West

CB - Uche Okechukwu

LB - Celestine Babayaro

CDM - Yaya Toure

CDM - Sunday Oliseh

CAM - Jay Jay Okocha

RW - Samuel Eto'o

CF- George Weah

LW - Didier Drogba

Jay Jay Okocha
Former Bolton star Jaj Jay Okocha in action for the Super Eagles. Photo: Shaun Botterill
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Meanwhile, Rufai started his career in his country playing with Stationery Stores F.C. and Femo Scorpions before moving to Benin in 1986 with AS Dragons FC de l'Ouéme.

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how former Nigeria international Jay Jay Okocha disclosed that he would do everything to feature in Der Klassiker between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund.

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The former Super Eagles captain made name for himself during his stint with Borussia Neunkirchen from 1990 to 1992 and Eintracht Frankfurt from 1992 to 1996.

Another edition of Klassiker goes down on Saturday March 6 and Okocha who currently works as a Bundesliga ambassador stated that he would pay to play in such a game.

Ibitoye Shittu is an award winning Sports Journalist with more than 10 years experience in News-writing, reporting and Public Relation. He is an HND and B.SC holder of Mass Communication and can be reached on Twitter @Ibishittu

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