Former Super Eagles midfielder and captain, Jay Jay Okocha, says he regrets not winning the prestigious CAF African Footballer of the Year award.
Okocha, who won the BBC African footballer of the year on three occasions, said he deserved to have won the continental award because he did enough to earn the award.
“Not winning the African Footballer of the year is my biggest career regret, I thought I did enough to have won it because it wasn’t a fluke that I won the BBC POTY thrice in a row and didn’t manage to win the CAF awards, maybe it wasn’t meant to be. Well, I think I don’t want to sound greedy, but I’ve had an amazing career, I never thought I would make it that big.”
Jay Jay Okocha who was known for his dribbling skills and ability to control the the game from the middle of the park during his playing days. He is one of the best technically gifted player to ever graced the game of soccer.
He played for club’s like Paris Saint Germain, Bolton Wanderers, Hull City etc in a career span that lasted over 20 years. He was once a team mate with former World best player Ronaldinho of Brazil at Paris Saint Germain. Jay Jay was also captainted the National team of Nigeria and also Bolton Wanderers of England during their days in the English top flight competition. He is regarded as a legend in the Club as he made the iconic number 10 jersy very popular in the club.
Okocha is also a house hold name and a role model to many kids who fall in love with the game of soccer in Africa because of him.