Past Nigerian Football Stars
It is 28days to the world cup and we will be running a series on past players of the Nigerian Football Team who have stood out in one way or the other.
We will kickoff with Augustine Azuka Okocha aka Jay Jay Okocha.
Okocha was born in Enugu, Enugu State on the 14th day of August, 1973(44) . His parents were from Ogwashi-Uku, Delta State, Nigeria. The name Jay-Jay was actually passed down from his elder brother James, who started playing football first. His immediate elder brother, Emmanuel was also called Emma Jay-jay, but the name stuck with Okocha instead. He began playing football on the streets just like many other football stars, usually with a makeshift ball.