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FACT ABOUT JAY JAY OKOCHA

FACT ABOUT JAY JAY OKOCHA

In case you all don’t know, Augustine Azuka Okocha "Jay Jay" Okocha is a football legend in Nigeria.

He was an attacking midfielder whose flamboyant displays has earned him a place in the hearts of many football lovers. He played for the national team, Super Eagles for many years. He has also played for various clubs in Europe during his 18 years long career in football.

1. His full name is Augustine Azuka Okocha

2. He was born on14 August 1973

3. In 74 appearance, he scored 14 goals for the Eagles between 1993 and 2006 when he retired from the national team.

4. Okocha started out playing for Enugu Rangers before moving on to Borussia Neunkirchen in Germany in 1990.

5 .Although Okocha never won CAF’s African footballer of the year, he is a 2-time winner of the prestigious BBC African footballer of the year award in 2003 and 2004.

6.Jay Jay Okocha played for PSG alongside ronaldinho in France for 4 seasons from 1998 till 2002 before going on to Bolton Wanderers in England.

7. Between 1996 and 1998, Okocha played for Turkish side Fenerbahce where he scored 30 goals in 62 appearances. He also became a Turkish citizen during this period, taking the name “Muhammet Yavuz”.

8. In 1998, Paris Saint Germain (PSG) paid €12.4 million to sign him from Fenerbahce.

9. His wife name is Nkechi Okocha

10. His Children names are: Daniella Okocha, A-Jay Okocha

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