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Jay-Jay Okocha

Augustine  "Jay-Jay" Okocha (born August 14, 1973
in Enugu) is a Nigerian football (soccer)
midfielder. He is nicknamed Jay Jay for his
entertaining and flamboyant style of play.

Okocha is currently playing in the English Premier
League as the captain of Bolton Wanderers. He has
previously played for Paris Saint-Germain,
Fenerbahçe, and Eintracht Frankfurt. He is
regularly selected for the Nigeria national
football team.

Known as a hugely skillful midfielder, Okocha has
played at the Football World Cup 1994|1994,
Football World Cup 1998|1998 (where he was named
in the official team of the tournament), and
Wc|2002 finals and many African Nations Cup

Okocha is often described as an African "Diego
Maradona|Maradona", as his style is similar to the
Argentine superstar. He is a member of the FIFA
100, a list of the 125 greatest living footballers
selected by Pelé in conjunction with FIFA's
centenary celebrations.

Jay-Jay is a bright example of a complete African
player with his great individual skills, good
vision, passing and shooting.

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