Jay Jay Okocha vs Alex Iwobi: Yakubu Aiyegbeni Sends Message to Nigerians

Jay Jay Okocha vs Alex Iwobi: Yakubu Aiyegbeni Sends Message to Nigerians

  • Former Super Eagles star and Nigerian international Yakubu Aiyegbeni has urged Nigerians to stop comparing Alex Iwobi to Jay Jay Okocha
  • Aiyegbeni believes Nigerians should let go of the idea that anyone can match Okocha's skill level
  • The former striker emphasized that the country's issue does not solely lie within football and urged people to direct their attention towards the real challenges facing the nation

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Yakubu Aiyegbeni, former Super Eagles striker, has called on Nigerians to desist from comparing former Nigerian legend Austin Okocha, popularly known as Jay Jay Okocha, to Alex Iwobi.

Aiyegbeni, in a podcast, was seen saying Iwobi can never be like Okocha while bringing out their differences.

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He said the Nigerian problem is far beyond football and that the people should face the reality and find solutions to the current challenges.

Yakubu Aiyegbeni speaks on Alex Iwobi versus Jay Jay Okocha
No one can be like Jay Jay Okocha, Aiyegbeni opens up Photo Credit: Getty Images
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Aiyegbeni recounts experience with Jay Jay Okocha

He recalled how Okocha would always tell him to prepare for the ball at the front while he launched the pass from the midfield.

In the podcast, Aiyegbeni said:

"Alex Iwobi will never be like Jay Jay. They need to understand and stop comparing Alex Iwobi to Jay Jay. This guy is different. Alex Iwobi can run from London to Nigeria. Jay Jay cannot run but he has the ability, the skills and he is very intelligent. He is one of the best midfielder Nigerian has ever produced.
"Jay Jay will say to me, "Yak, forget about it. I will turn the ball like this, I dey see you o, run." There is no one like Jay Jay. Nigeria needs to let go. Our problem in Nigeria is not football. They should focus on the reality in Nigeria than focus on Alex Iwobi, then Yak missing the goal."

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Below is the video of the podcast here:

Iwobi, Bassey rescue Fulham

Legit.ng earlier reported that two Nigerian strikers, Alex Nwobi and Calvin Bassey, rescued their team at Old Trafford, the home of Manchester United.

Bassey had given Fulham the lead before Harry Maguire rescued the Red Devils with a point to make the match draw, but Iwobi gave his team the victory goal.

The Fulham's victory at Old Trafford will be the second of its kind since 1963, and the Nigerian stars gave the victory to the visitor.

Source: Legit.ng

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Bada Yusuf (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Yusuf Amoo Bada is an accomplished politics and current affairs editor, boasting over 7 years of experience in journalism and writing. He is a graduate of OAU, and holds Diploma in Mass Comm. and BA in Literature in English. He has obtained certificates in Leadership and received the "Certificate for Breakthrough of the Year 2022" in recognition of his great performance during his first year at Legit.ng. Worked as Editor with OperaNews. Contact: bada.yusuf.amoo@corp.legit.ng or call 08161717844