Ghanaian Actor Gavor Snubs Mikel, Yekini, Kanu as he Names Nigeria's Greatest Player

Ghanaian Actor Gavor Snubs Mikel, Yekini, Kanu as he Names Nigeria's Greatest Player

  • Mawuli Gavor has rated former Super Eagles captain Jay-Jay Okocha as the greatest Nigerian player
  • The Ghanaian actor also refused to rate any player in the current Super Eagles team due to failure to qualify for World Cup
  • Jay-Jay Okocha during his active playing time played in the Premier League with Bolton and also in France

Ghanaian actor Mawuli Gavor has named former Super Eagles captain Austin Jay-Jay Okocha as greatest Nigerian player ever snubbing the likes of Kanu, Rashidi Yekini and Mikel Obi.

The accountant who turned actor explained Jay-Jay Okocha was an inspiration for him and many other football fans around the world during his active playing time.

He expressed sadness that despite Jay-Jay Okocha's skills and contributions to football, the former Bolton captain did not win African best player of the year award.

Mawuli Gavor, Jay-Jay Okocha, Super Eagles, Ghana, World Cup
Ghanaian actor Gavor snubs Mikel, Yekini as he names Okocha as Nigeria's greatest player.
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While speaking in an exclusive interview with Punch, Mawuli Gavor also refused to name any player in the current Super Eagles team that he is rating.

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Mawuli Gavor stated that he can't rate any Super Eagles player due to the fact that they failed to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Mawuli Gavor's reaction about Okocha

''I think Jay-Jay Okocha. It’s interesting that he never won too much but based on skill and being a legend, he deserves it. Ronaldinho Gaucho also didn’t win too much like Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo but he is still one of the best footballers that ever played.'
''Is it the team that didn’t make it to the World Cup that will catch my eye? When you people make it to the World Cup, ask me about them.''

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It was gathered that the agreement was part of the Italian club's bid to lure the Nigerian international from French side Lille.

Sunnews Nigeria reports that Osimhen is aware of the clause but has stated that helping his team to win games is much more important.

Last season, Osimhen scored 14 Serie A goals, four more than his tally in his debut season at the club.

Coming into his third season, all eyes are on him to surpass his feat in the previous two seasons.

The Nigerian opened his goal account with a goal in the club’s 5-2 win over Verona.