- Sunday Oliseh has cleared the air on the misconception around Austin Jay Jay Okocha about the midfielder always laughing whenever he makes an error in a game
- Oliseh also disclosed Super Eagles icon, Austin Jay Jay Okocha was almost beaten up by teammate Taribo West during one of Nigeria’s international games
- Sunday Oliseh, Austine “Jay Jay” Okocha and Taribo West were all key members of the Super Eagles team between 1994 to 2000
Former Super Eagles skipper, Sunday Oliseh has cleared the air on the misconception surrounding Nigeria legend, Austin “Jay Jay” Okocha during their playing days in the national team.
Most people believed Okocha always laughed whenever he gave away the ball while trying to dribble, but Oliseh clarified by saying that Okocha has a facial expression that looks like he is laughing, but he is actually not.
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The former Juventus midfielder revealed in a video interview with the ATHLST that he had an easy relationship with Okocha when they played for the Super Eagles together, contrary to popular opinion that Okocha was difficult to play with.
“With Jay Jay, most people will say he is a difficult player to play with as teammates, as defensive players but I personally had an understanding with him that made it easy for me to play with him."
Oliseh speaks on Taribo and Okocha scuffle
Oliseh, while speaking with Mathew Edafe and Emmanuel Babayaro in an exclusive interview, also disclosed that Okocha almost got into trouble with defender Taribo West during a game.
The former Inter Milan defender, Oliseh, recalls almost beating up the then youthful Okocha after the midfielder’s showboating skills had caused the Super Eagles to concede a goal.
“On one particular game, he (Okocha) was doing it (showboating) and Taribo was going crazy at the back and then he lost the ball and I let the opponent pass and they scored.
“Taribo went crazy. He crossed the head of me, I had to drag and hold him.”
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Earlier, Sports Brief reported Super Eagles legend Sunday Oliseh has picked Chelsea star N'Golo Kante as the best midfielder in the world ahead of his fellow countryman Wilfred Ndidi and Franck Kessie of AC Milan.
Oliseh, who played football to the highest level of his career, made this known while speaking with Mathew Edafe and Emmanuel Babayaro in an exclusive video interview.
Mathew Edafe, during the interview segment, asked Sunday Oliseh to pick one among Wilfred Ndidi, N'Golo Kante and Kessie, who he will pick for signing as the coach of Real Madrid.