Super Eagles legend and former Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder Austin Jay-Jay Okocha has been named as one of Bundesliga legends network as confirmed on the German League’s official site.
The former Bolton mercurial midfielder joins Black Star legend and CAF deputy general secretary, Anthony Baffoe, in the 11-man legends that will fly the Bundesliga flag over the world.
“His sublime skills and tremendous tricks brought joy to fans of Eintracht Frankfurt and lit up Germany’s top division for many years, and now it has been announced that footballing icon Jay-Jay Okocha is the latest star to join the Bundesliga Legends Network.
“The newest member of an elite group of former playing greats to become part of the illustrious Bundesliga Legends Network, Okocha set Germany’s playing fields alight between 1992 and ’96 when the Nigerian ace scored 18 goals and provided 13 assists in 90 memorable matches for the team known as The Eagles.
“Never to be forgotten among the sides he has represented, it is with warmth and delight that this footballing artist is remembered among the denizens of Eintracht while followers of the Bundesliga will forever continue to delight in the legend that is Jay-Jay Okocha. Welcome to the Bundesliga Legends Network.”
The Bundesliga was confounded by the speedy feet, hypnotizing frills and step-overs, dream-like dribbles and eye-catching inventiveness of one of the developing football stars, and characters, of the beautiful game of football.
On August 31, 1993, Okocha consolidated the greater part of the aforementioned characteristics to score one outstanding and spectacular goal that had beaten goalkeeper Oliver Kahn tweeting more than 23 years after the famous dribble, “I’m still dizzy,” even now
The former German shot-stopper Kahn entered folkloric status at Bayern Munich, but it was while at Karlsruhe that the decorated German confront Jay-Jay’s dribble on a night when he, and several defenders, were left bewildered.
Jay Jay joined Die Adler (Eagles) from FC Saarbrucken in December 1991 and went on to register 18 League goals, 13 assists and provide few memorable moments in 90 Bundesliga games before joining Turkish outfit Fenerbahce in 1996, and short spell with Paris Saint-German and Bolton Wanderers, among others.
— Bundesliga English (@Bundesliga_EN) March 2, 2018