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MAN CRUSH MONDAY: ALL TIME HERO:JAY JAY OKOCHA

News  |  2022-5-23 09:58 055

Hello Tfans
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How often do we celebrate our all time heroes


Today's MCM is a super hero
A former frotline lion of super eagle
A real Odogwu on the football pitch
All time African champion
A man of timbre and caliber
Augustine Azuka Okocha A.K.A Jay Jay Okocha


If your dad never told you the stories of this amazing footballer, then he must have spent his childhood somewhere behind Nigeria. Jay jay Okocha is a famous striker with spectacular dribbling skills and superb confidence with the ball.


Call him the god of goals and you would be right, a one time most expensive footballer, whose goals was voted severally by football magazines as the goal of the year.


Early Life
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Jay Jay Okocha was born on the 14th of August, 1973, in Enugu, Enugu state, with Delta state as his state of origin.


Jay Jay began playing football at a very young age, kicking every makeshift ball or anything that seems round with friends on the street. Like his two other brothers, JayJay Okocha has an ardent passion for football and was ready to give his all to the career.


How did he become a star?
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Jay Jay kicked off his professional football career in 1990 after joining Enugu Rangers.


He spent his time at the club wisely religiously developing and demonstrating the skills he's known for today. He ended his time at the club scoring a spectacular goal against an experienced goal keeper, Willy Okpara of BCC Lions,  he was also well appreciated by his team mates for his numerous assists.


Later is 1991, Okocha joined Eintracht Frankfurt, where he was able to connect with famous Ghanian strikers and German stars. There he scored a goal that was voted as the 1993 goal of the year by a German sport TV. In 1995, himself and some others had a feud with the club manager Jupp Heynckes, which led to them leaving the club, though Okocha stayed till the end of the season, before joining Fernabahce, an Instabul club. Okocha was signed by the Turkish club for £ 1 million.


In 1995, PSG came for the start player with a £14 million bid.


Did he accept it? If it were you, will you reject it. Of course Jay Jay joined PSG (Paris Saint Club) and scored 12 goals for the team. He was also a favorite mentor for the young Brazilian footballer, Ronaldinho.


So many inspiring stories of him, from his outstanding performance at Bolton where he steered his team away from relegation with seven goals, scored the goal of the season and led the team to their first cup final in 9 years in 2004.


International career
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Okocha's debut match ended in a 2-1 loss against Ivory coast in 1993, but in the following year, he became football fans' favorite by helping the team to a 4-1 win against Algeria, helping Nigeria secure her first ticket to the World cup.


In 1996, he played a strategic role in the Atlanta games where Nigeria won a gold medal, though the team couldn't perform up to expectations in the 1998 FIFA World Cup.


In the 2000 African cup of nations, Okocha performed so well to earn the admiration of everyone in the stadium, who gave him a standing ovation, after a match against Tunisia.


Who is Jay Jay Okocha' s wife


Jay Jay Okocha is married to  a woman of stunning beauty, Nkechi Okocha, and they're blessed with two lovely kids.


How about his net worth?
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No doubt the football star had a successful 18- years career on the pitch, and his net worth is estimated to be 150  million Naira.


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