Sensational Nigerian Legend Jay Jay Okocha Speaks on Iconic Goal Against Oliver Kahn in Germany

Sensational Nigerian Legend Jay Jay Okocha Speaks on Iconic Goal Against Oliver Kahn in Germany

  • Jay Jay Okocha has disclosed that his sensational goal against the legendary Oliver Kahn was not planned
  • The former Nigeria international maintained that the goalie prevented him from scoring and he had to round him
  • Okocha stated that he was trying to dribble the keeper before other defenders made attempts to stop him

Super Eagles legend Jay Jay Okocha has narrated all that was in his head before scoring one of the greatest ever goals in the German Bundesliga.

The former Nigerian international came on as a substitute for Eintracht FrankFurt during their game against Karlsruher and scored one of the most iconic goals in world football.

Okocha, who clocked 49 on August 14, spoke with Sky Sports to say that the time he spent with the ball before he scored was longer than he expected.

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Jay Jay Okocha, Super Eagles, Eintracht Frankfurt
Jay Jay Okocha says his goal vs Oliver Kahn was not planned. Photo: SkySports
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Jay Jay emphasised that goalkeeper Oliver Kahn did everything right to prevent him from scoring as he was right there.

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Okocha said:

"It wasn't planned, you know. It was a counter-attack and when I got the ball, I had the goalkeeper in front of me, so I pretended as if I was going to shoot to get rid of him, but he didn't want to go away."
"As I was trying to dribble him, some defenders got back. All I was trying to do was to find that gap to take the shot and, fortunately, for me, I managed to get that."

CAF celebrates Okocha at 49

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

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

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.

Taiwo Awoniyi salutes Okocha

Sports Brief earlier reported that Super Eagles star Taiwo Awoniyi has stated that he would have loved to play alongside the master dribbler Jay Jay Okocha.

The Nottingham Forest of England forward was asked to name the African player he wished he could have played with in the English Premier League.

Okocha featured for Bolton Wanderers and Hull City in England, but during his time at the Reebok Stadium, he produced remarkable performances in the English topflight.