Mesut Ozil acquired an opportunity to fulfill one in every of his childhood idols when Fenerbahce hosted Eintracht Frankfurt of their ultimate Europa League group-stage recreation.
Jay-Jay Okocha visited his former dwelling stadium to observe two of his outdated golf equipment play one another and was welcomed like a king by each sections of supporters who he dazzled at completely different factors in his profession.
The previous Tremendous Eagles captain was introduced with a brand new quantity 10 Fenerbahce jersey by the ex-Arsenal man.
Ozil took to his social media accounts and gushed about assembly his childhood idol.
“What an honour to fulfill one in every of my childhood idols: Jay-Jay Okocha,” the previous Actual Madrid man posted on Instagram.
“It has been nice speaking to you my pal.”
Okocha watched each his outdated golf equipment play out a 1-1 draw as Frankfurt completed prime of the group and Fenerbahce moved right down to the Europa Convention League.
GOAL Africa followers have been tremendous excited to see the legendary African midfielder get the popularity that he deserves.
Some followers echoed the emotions of many African and Nigerian followers about how Okocha went by way of his taking part in profession with none particular person accolades, however famous that the love he will get from his previous golf equipment greater than makes up for it.
“So good they named him twice. Bolton Wanderers legend, Frankfurt legend, Fenerbahce legend, Tremendous Eagles legend. Dem rob u for African greatest that 12 months sha [you were robbed of the Africa’s best award back then],” Charles Chima stated.“
“I do not care about any awards. These are particular person rewards however essentially the most award he gained [was] our hearts,” Ayanda Hollardahyor David added.“
France celebrates him [with] PSG, Germany, Turkey, England. He is unforgettable. Nigeria cannot nonetheless discover a participant like him.
Most individuals that gained trophies and awards will not be celebrated like him.
Some followers alleged that another legendary gamers took classes and that some ought to take classes on dribbling from Okocha.
Morwa Ratau stated: “A dribbling wizard! Messi and Ronaldo ought to go take some classes!”“Biggest dribblers of all time: 1. Ronaldinho 2. Jay Jay Okocha 3. Leo Messi,” Means Wilson wrote.
In the meantime, one fan selected to poke enjoyable at Okocha’s viral advert for a well-liked betting platform as a substitute.
“Somebody ought to assist me inform Okocha to vary that industrial,” Nsemeke Effiong stated.
“It is infantile and annoying particularly if my workforce loses within the first half.”
Okocha continues to command a lot respect in international soccer and a few nonetheless declare the Nigerian was considerably under-appreciated throughout his time as a footballer.