Jay Jay Okocha:
Augustine Azuka Okocha, better known as Jay Jay Okocha , remembers watching Diego Armando Maradona cry after losing the 1990 World Cup final to the Teutons; Okocha is a retired footballer who played for the Nigeria National Team .
“I remember Maradona crying after the game. He surprised me (he really impressed me). because I knew he had played only for the love of football,” recalled Jay Jay Okocha .
The Nigerian former midfielder debuted in 1990 in a German team and throughout his football career. He went through several clubs like Paris Saint-Germain or Qatar Sports Club.
Jay Jay Okocha gathers three World Cups in his soccer career
He participated in three World Cups: United States 1994. France 1998, in both World Cups the National Team of Nigeria advanced only until the Eighth Finals; besides the Korea-Japan World Cup 2002. Where he did not pass the first phase.
“Well, what made me fall in love with the World Cup were the stars, the atmosphere. The talents that were part of it. It was an opportunity. A venue to show you, demonstrate what you can do and represent your nation. “said Okocha.
“What inspired me first was the opportunity to represent your country, to realize that you can do it in the World Cup, where you can show how talented you are. you have the opportunity to compete against the best in the world.”
With the Nigeria National Team . Jay Jay Okocha has 38 games and 6 goals scored; 4 in the qualifiers for the World Cup and two in the Olympic Games in Atlanta in 1996.