Nigerian Jay-Jay Okocha inducted into the German Hall of Fame

Nigerian Jay-Jay Okocha inducted into the German Hall of Fame
Ndidi (left) beside Austin 'Jay Jay' Okocha

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Wednesday Mar 07, 2018. 10:30

Nigerian legend Austin 'Jay-Jay' Okocha has been inducted into the German Bundesliga Hall of Fame as confirmed on the German league's official website.

The former Super Eagles international and Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder joins Ghanaian legend and CAF deputy general secretary, Anthony Baffoe, in the 11-man legends network that will be flying the Bundesliga flag across the world.

Okocha made headlines in the Bundesliga during his days with Frankfurt and impressed with his quick feet, spellbinding step-overs and dream-like dribbles.


"His sublime skills and tremendous tricks brought joy to fans of Eintracht Frankfurt and lit up Germany's top division for many years, and now it has been announced that footballing icon Jay-Jay Okocha is the latest star to join the Bundesliga Legends Network,” a Bundesliga statement reads.

"The newest member of an elite group of former playing greats to become part of the illustrious Bundesliga Legends Network, Okocha set Germany's playing fields alight between 1992 and '96 when the Nigerian ace scored 18 goals and provided 13 assists in 90 memorable matches for the team known as The Eagles.

"Never to be forgotten among the sides he has represented, it is with warmth and delight that this footballing artist is remembered among the denizens of Eintracht while followers of the Bundesliga will forever continue to delight in the legend that is Jay-Jay Okocha. Welcome to the Bundesliga Legends Network."

Following his spell in Germany, the attacking midfielder took his skills to Turkish team Fenerbahce, Paris Saint-German in France and Bolton Wanderers in England, among others.

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