Video of Nigeria Legend's Backheel Goal at An Exhibition Game for World Stars in Dubai Goes Viral

Video of Nigeria Legend's Backheel Goal at An Exhibition Game for World Stars in Dubai Goes Viral

Lukman Mumuni
March 31, 2022 at 11:00 AM
  • Nigeria legend Austin 'Jay Jay' Okocha has still got it as he wowed fans at the Dubai EXPO 2022 exhibition games
  • The former Super Eagles captain scored a superb backheel goal in a five-aside game that featured stars including Seedorf and Robert Pires
  • Okocha played for the Nigeria national team between 1993 to 2006, making 73 appearances for the three times African champions

Austin 'Jay Jay' Okocha does not end to amaze football lovers even at the age of 48 after his showboating display for World Stars in an exhibition game in Dubai.

The former Nigeria international featured for a World Stars team that had former AC Milan star Clarence Seedorf, Arsenal legend Robert Pires and former World best player Kaka.

However, it was his goal in the 13-3 victory over Abraham Accords stars that grabbed the attention of every fan watching the game.

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Okocha scores beautiful backheel goal in exhibition game in Qatar. Credit: @skysports Pulse Nigeria
Source: Twitter

Former Arsenal midfielder Robert Pires ended the game with four goals and was voted man of the match, while Okocha got the most cheers for his flicks and tricks.

Other stars on the World team included former Brazil goalkeeper Julio Ceaser, Javier Saviola and Bacary Sagna, who played for Arsenal and Manchester City.

The exhibition game is to raise funds for charity ahead of the World Cup in Qatar later this year.

Okocha scores fabulous goal at new Senegal stadium

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Nigerian international Jay Jay Okocha was part of the football legends that graced the inauguration of the Diamniadio Olympic Stadium in Dakar, Senegal.

The Senegalese government splashed heavily on a multi-purpose stadium, which can host football, rugby and athletics and they have inaugurated it two weeks after their AFCON glory.

Reports have it that the Teranga Lions will now make the facility their new home ground as it has a capacity of 50,000. It’ll host the 2026 Summer Youth Olympics, Sports Ration say.

Samuel Eto'o insists Okocha was better than Ronaldinho

Barcelona legend Samuel Eto’o has stated that Nigeria’s Jay Jay Okocha deserves to be rated as high as Brazilian superstar Ronaldinho, Soccernet reports.

Eto’o and Ronaldinho were teammates at Spanish club Barcelona, but the Cameroon FA president believes Okocha remains one of the most gifted footballers of this generation.

Despite his exploits, Okocha never won the Africa best Player Award, but Eto’o who won the same prize four times says the Nigerian was as talented and magical as Brazilian great Ronaldinho Gaucho.

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