The ex-Nigerian captain continues to receive plaudits from current and former players for his magic on the ball during his playing days
Former Brazil midfielder Alex de Souza is the latest Brazilian to speak of the greatness of former Super Eagles captain Austin Jay-Jay Okocha.
Okocha was known for his trickery, stepovers, dribbling skills and setpiece quality on the ball during his playing career.
The 48-year-old played for many clubs during his career, including Fenerbahce and Eintracht Frankfurt, who faced off in the Europa League last night.
And ahead of the clash, the ex-Bolton Wanderers man was honoured by Fenerbahce, with Mesut Ozil presenting him with the number ten jersey.
Okocha was one of Ozil’s idols growing up, and the former German international took to his Twitter handle to share his excitement after meeting the former PSG star.
— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) December 10, 2021
Fenerbahce also shared the picture on their Twitter feed, and reacting to the tweet, Aled de Souza, who also played for Fenerbahce, called the ex-Super Eagles captain a magician.
Jay Jay Okocha 🤜🤛 Mesut Özil 💛💙 pic.twitter.com/trknN5herZ
— Fenerbahçe SK (@Fenerbahce) December 9, 2021
Magic Jay Jay⚽️👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽💛💙 https://t.co/UmwNtn0zKR
— Alex de Souza (@Alex10) December 9, 2021
De Souza is not the first Brazilian to speak in awe of Jay-Jay. Brazilian legend Ronaldinho also revealed the ex-Hull City man is one of the two number tens he admired.