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I had no scandal throughout my football career – Okocha

Former Super Eagles Captain, Austin Jay Jay Okocha says he is proud he had a scandal-free football career.

Okocha, who dazzled the footballing world with his sizzling skills and breathtaking performances during his playing days, spoke with  newsmen  in Lagos

The former Enugu Rangers kid sensation moved to Germany as a 17-year-old in 1990, and penned a deal with Third Division side, Borussia Neunkirchen, before making an eye-catching move to Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga two years later.

Okocha, an Olympic gold medallist, as well as a member of Tunisia ’94 AFCON winner team, retired from active football at the age of 34 after appearing for the Super Eagles 75 times, scoring 14 goals.

“I can proudly say that I had no scandal throughout my career. And there was no serious injury worries because of what I was taught how to live off the pitch. It was very important.”

Speaking further, Okocha, who is the immediate past chairman of Delta FA said: “Playing in the German Bundesliga gave me the platform to excel in my football career.

 

Guardian

About Ayeni Wale

Olawale Ayeni, is a Media and Communication Arts, Masters in view fellow, a graduate of Theatre Arts from the University of Abuja respectively, has been in journalism right from his school days. He was a sports broadcaster with Osun state Broadcasting Corporation (OSBC). He was Sports Editor, Daily Stream Newspaper before joining Leadership Newspaper as Sports Correspondent. A lover of grassroots sports development and golf. A strong support of Arsenal FC.

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