Former Ghana Captain Picks Nigeria Legend Okocha as One of the Most Skillful Players he has Seen

Former Ghana Captain Picks Nigeria Legend Okocha as One of the Most Skillful Players he has Seen

  • Stephen Appiah has named Nigeria legend Austin Jay Jay Okocha as one of the most skillful players he has watched play the game
  • The former Juventus star believes the ex-Super Eagles player is in the same league as Brazilian superstar Ronaldinho
  • Stephen Appiah is the first Black Stars captain to lead Ghana to the World Cup for the first time in history

Former Black Stars captain Stephen Appiah has named Austin Jay Jay Okocha as one of the most skillful players he has seen in football.

The former Nigeria captain is revered globally for his trickery and magic on the ball.

In a question and answer session on Twitter, Appiah was asked apart from Ronaldinho, who the most skillful player is?.

Stephen Appiah, Jay Jay Okocha, Nigeria, Ghana
Stephen Appiah has named Jay Jay Okocha as one of the most skillful players in football. Credit: Getty Images @ghanafaofficial
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The former Juventus star was straightforward with his answer, as he named Okocha as one of his favourites.

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Okocha and Ronaldinho, who many believe is the most skillful player ever, played together at French side Paris Saint Germain.

But the Nigerian left the French capital to England to join Bolton Wanderers in 2002 before Ronaldinho moved later to join Barcelona.

Meanwhile, Stephen Appiah played against both players during his playing days. He faced a Nigerian team that had Okocha and the Brazilian team which featured Ronaldinho at the 2006 World Cup.

Stephen Appiah shares memories from 2006 World Cup

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that former Black Stars captain, Stephen Appiah brought nostalgic memories to Ghanaians after sharing a post to celebrate Ghana's World Cup debut.

The four times African champions played their first World Cup game against Italy on June 12, 2006 in Hamburg.

His post on Twitter got massive reactions from fans on the social media app, with many recounting how they felt on that day.

Okocha opens up on life after football

Super Eagles legend Austin Jay Jay Okocha has disclosed that he has continued to enjoy life after his remarkable career in football.

Okocha who retired from the round-leathered game having last played for Hull City in 2008, left indelible footprints after spending 18 years playing professionally.

The former Bolton Wanderers star has delved into punditry since he hung his boots and he has also been seen in quite a number of TV commercials.

Source: Sports Brief News