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20 Apr 2017

Throwback Photo of 3-year-old Jay Jay Okocha Holding a Football Goes Viral (Video)

Nigerian iconic footballer, Austin Jay-Jay Okocha was born to play football as he was pictured holding the object since he was a toddler.
Jay Jay Okocha at 3

The above photo shows one of the most skillful Nigerian footballers in history Austin Jay Jay Okocha holding a football as a toy while he was a littled boy.

The small man then was unconsciously preparing for the great task of excelling in sports on the world scene later in life. Okocha was born on 14 August 1973 in Enugu, Enugu State. His parents were from Ogwashi-Uku, Delta State, Nigeria.

The name Jay-Jay was actually passed down from his older brother James, who started playing football first. His immediate older brother Emmanuel was also called Emma Jay-jay, but the name stuck with Okocha.

 
 

He began playing football on the street just like many other football stars, usually with a makeshift ball.In 1990, he joined Enugu Rangers.

In his time at the club he produced many spectacular displays including one where he rounded off and scored a goal, against experienced Nigerian goalkeeper William Okpara in a match against BCC Lions.

 

Later he travelled to Germany to meet a friend, where he was asked to train with his team after impressing in training, and landed a deal with German Third Division side Borussia Neunkirchen.

Watch an interesting video of Okocha mesmerizing great goalkeeper, Oliver Khan below:

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