Former Super Eagles Star Speaks for the First Time, Reveals Why His Mother Gave Him As Lucky Charm

Former Super Eagles Star Speaks for the First Time, Reveals Why His Mother Gave Him As Lucky Charm

  • Efe Sodje was famous for wearing a bandana during his playing days, and now he has revealed his reasons
  • The former Super Eagles defender stated that his mother asked him to wear it during matches
  • According to him, the piece is a lucky charm, and he eventually got along using it during games

Former Nigerian international Efe Sodje has finally spoken about wearing a bandana while he played football professionally.

Sodje, who played as a defender for Nigeria between 2000 and 2004, is famous for tying a scarf on his head while in action.

In a chat with Peter Akinbo of Nigerian outlet Punch, the 49-year-old narrated how he ended up wearing a bandana, saying it originated from his mother.

Efe Sodje, Super Eagles
Efe Sodje says his mom asked him to always wear a bandana. Photo: Laurence Griffiths
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Sodje said:

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“It was a request from my mum, but I could say it is a lucky charm. My mum asked me to wear it, so I started to wear it in 1994/95.
“As an African boy, especially a Nigerian, you can’t question your parents. I just got along with it, and I think I am the only person in the world that has worn it while playing football.”

Picture shows the moment Okocha dribbled Antonio Conte

Meanwhile, 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.

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

Appiah names Okocha as one of the most skilful players

Sports Brief earlier reported that former Black Stars captain Stephen Appiah has named Austin Jay Jay Okocha as one of the most skilful players he has seen in football.

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

Stephen Appiah played against both players during his playing days. He faced a Nigerian team with Okocha and the Brazilian team featuring Ronaldinho at the 2006 World Cup.

Source: Sports Brief News