Nigeria Legend Okocha's Childhood Recreated in New Animated Series

Nigeria Legend Okocha's Childhood Recreated in New Animated Series

  • An animated series about the childhood of Jay Jay Okocha is soon to be aired
  • The former Super Eagles captain is delighted to share the part of his upbringing with the world
  • Okocha helped Nigeria win Gold at the 1996 Olympic Games

Nigeria's legendary Austin Jay Jay Okocha's childhood will be brought back to life in the form of an animated series to be showed on Showmax.

The upbringing of the former Super Eagles captain has been recreated for fans and will soon be airing on screens in Africa.

Okocha enjoyed a stellar career in Europe, but little is known about his beginnings in Nigeria before leaving the shores of Africa to continue his football abroad.

Jay Jay Okocha, Animated series, Nigeria
Nigeria legend Jay Jay Okocha's life has been recreated in animated series to be showed on TV. Credit: @Showmax @NFF
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The 1996 Olympic Gold medalist shared his excitement after it was confirmed an animated series on his life will be brought to the cinemas.

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“I’m honoured to have an animated series that reimagines my childhood,” he said, as quoted by
"I'm excited about the show and grateful to Showmax and the production team who worked hard to bring it to life."

The series: Jay Jay The Chosen One will have 13 episodes and will look into the life of an 11-year-old Okocha, whose love for football saw him join forces with friends in school to create a team.

Okocha played for several clubs in Europe, including Paris Saint Germain, Bolton Wanderers and Eintracht Frankfurt.

Okocha opens up on regrets

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that former Super Eagles captain Jay-Jay Okocha has stated clearly that he would have loved to play in the Russian League before retiring from the game of football.

Okocha during his active playing days was one of the biggest footballers in Africa considering his styles of play most especially his excellent ways of dribbling on the pitch.

Despite his commanding styles of play on the pitch for the Super Eagles and all the clubs he played for, Okocha never won the African best player of the year award.

Okocha tips PSG to win UEFA Champions League

Former Super Eagles captain, Jay-Jay Okocha has stated emphatically that French side, Paris Saint-Germain has quality players to win the Champions League title.

In recent years, PSG have made numerous attempts to become the champions of Europe, but their campaigns have all fallen apart in some way.

Their dominance in France cannot be over emphasised but translating that success to the continental stage has proven a major challenge.

Source: Sports Brief News