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Jay-Jay Okocha: I never knew I would get to the heights I reached

Legendary Nigerian midfield maestro, Austin ‘ Jay-Jay ‘ Okocha says he never knew he would get to the heights he reached in football.

Okocha made this disclosure during a chat with Pulse, when asked if he had any regrets during the course of his playing career.

The former Nigeria National team captain said ” First of all, I’d say I don’t really have regrets because sometimes you set a target for yourself and you surpass it.

“I never knew I would get to the heights I reached and I don’t want to be carried away or get greedy.

“Of course along the line, I would have loved to achieve some other things but some things are not meant to be. ” Okocha remarked.

Okocha , now 50, had started his football career with Nigerian club, Enugu Rangers before moving to Germany where he joined Third Division side Borussia Neunkirchen.

Due to his outstanding skills, Jay-Jay Okocha moved to Eintracht Frankfurt within months.

The mecurial midfielder also turned out for Turkish club Fenerbahce, PSG, Bolton Wanderers, Hull City, and then Qatar SC before calling time on his active football journey.

At 50, the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations winner, Atlanta Olympics Gold medalist and multiple times BBC African Footballer of the Year still possesses the mesmerizing skills that made him a toast of football fans around the World.

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