Photos Show How Jay Jay Okocha Magically Dribbled Past Antonio Conte During a Champions League Game

Photos Show How Jay Jay Okocha Magically Dribbled Past Antonio Conte During a Champions League Game

Babajide Orevba
August 17, 2022 at 9:13 AM
  • Jay Jay Okocha completed a number of dribbles during a Champions League game between Fenerbahce and Juventus
  • The Nigerian international was superb during his playing days as he exhibited some magical dribbling skills
  • Photos of the moment he took on Antonio Conte have now set the internet space agog

Nigeria’s Jay Jay Okocha had a filled day during a Champions League game between Turkish club Fenerbahce and Italian giants Juventus.

Conte, who captained the Serie A side during the game, had more than enough to handle as Okocha delivered a masterclass throughout 90 minutes.

Although it was Juventus who won the game inside the famous Ulker Fenerbahce Sukru Saracoglu Stadium 1-0, the Nigerian international stood out.

Jay Jay Okocha, Super Eagles, Champions League, Antonio Conte
Jay Jay Okocha dribbles past Antonio Conte during a Champions League game. Photo: Tony Marshall
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Croatian star Alen Boksic scored the only goal of the game in the 22nd minute, but Fenerbahce impressed against the favourites.

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Okocha, who is now a football pundit and businessman, featured for the Turkish outfit between 1996 and 1998, scoring 32 goals in 76 appearances in all competitions.

Conte, who is the current manager of English Premier League club Tottenham, spent 13 seasons with the Old Lady as a midfielder scoring 44 goals in 420 matches.

Photos of the 1996-1997 Champions League match have now gone viral on the internet as magical Jay Jay sends Conte to the grass.

With the moniker ‘so good they named him twice’, Jay Jay remains one of the most talented footballers to ever played the game.

CAF celebrates Okocha at 49

Meanwhile, Okocha, who remains an icon in world football, has clocked 49, and the Confederation of African Football is celebrating the superstar.

Known for his magical dribbling skills during his playing days, Okocha stunned the world following his exploits for several clubs in Europe.

Okocha played for Nigeria’s national football team between 2003 and 2006, featuring in 73 matches and scoring 14 goals.

He was Nigeria’s Footballer of the Year a record seven times, but somehow he missed out on the prestigious CAF Player of the Year Award.

Okocha salutes Jude Bellingham

Sports Brief earlier reported that Jay Jay Okocha has stated that he really likes Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham, who continues to impress in the Bundesliga.

The former midfield maestro has lauded the talents of the English footballer as he urged German club Dortmund to keep him as long as they can.

When asked to predict a young player who could enjoy a standout season in the Bundesliga, Okocha was quick to name the England international.

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