Jay-Jay Okocha

By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Apr 4th, 2013
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Former Nigeria defender Taribo West, who played for Internazionale and Derby County among other clubs, has been accused of lying about his age. West, who retired in 2008, is listed as 39 years old today in his Wikipedia profile, but former Partizan Belgrade president Zarko Zecevic, says he has alread...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Feb 7th, 2013
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(AP) — Nigeria is in position to win the African Cup of Nations again thanks to impressive performances that have brought back memories of the 1990s team which dominated African football. Nigeria will play Burkina Faso at Soccer City on Sunday trying to win its first title since 1994, when it ruled t...
By IndepthAfrica
In 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Jan 29th, 2013
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The lament for a great creative inside-forward has been a defining one among fans in Africa’s most populated country for close on a decade. The more time passes since Jay-Jay Okocha, an entertainer and a crowd favourite in the 1990s and noughties, retired, the louder the lament. The respected f...
By IndepthAfrica
In 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Jan 19th, 2013
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Former Nigeria defender Efe Sodje has painful memories of the Africa Cup of Nations, but is excited by what he expects to be the best one yet. Bury centre-back Sodje is one of the most recognisable players in the lower leagues, thanks to his trademark wearing of the doo-rag. Despite being born in Lon...
By IndepthAfrica
In Soccer
Jul 13th, 2012
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Nigeria’s Football Federation (NFF) is seeking friendly matches for the Super Eagles after English side Arsenal pulled out of a pre-season match. The setback has left Nigeria scrambling for games ahead of the 2013 African Cup of Nations qualifier against Liberia. NFF president Aminu Maigari exp...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Apr 9th, 2012
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Wigan Athletic winger, Victor Moses, is happy with his decision to pledge his international future to Nigeria. Moses finally made his full international debut for Nigeria against Rwanda last month after a couple of years agony over whether he would play for his homeland or England. Moses told The Sun...
By benim
In Soccer
Feb 21st, 2011
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Former Nigeria international Jay Jay Okocha claims that the national side will need to be patient before they can return to the glory days of the past. In 1994, Nigeria came within a minute of beating Italy to reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup (before losing in extra-tme) and had one of the m...
By benim
In Nigeria
Jan 13th, 2011
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Nigeria football legend, Austin Jay Jay Okocha has been explaining the reasons behind his shock decision to accept his appointment into the technical committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). Okocha had previously refused to attend meetings of the committee prompting chairman, Chris Green t...