Nigerian ex-international Daniel Amokachi has showered encomiums on former teammate Jay Jay Okocha, saying Nigeria will never see another player like the midfield maestro, The Sun reports.
Amokachi stressed that players like Okocha only come once in a lifetime, as fans begin to praise Chidera Ejuke who has shown enough quality in the midfield.
Since Okocha retired from the national team, Nigeria is yet to see another impressive dribbler in the Super Eagles until Ejuke showed glimpses of what he could do against the Central African Republic.
The CSKA Moscow midfielder showed artistic and sublime skill and has earned comparison with the legend, with many tipping him to become the next Jay Jay.
In his reaction, Amokachi said Nigeria can produce players with such qualities, but there can never be another Okocha.
Amokachi said on his radio show ‘The Bull’s Pit’ on Brila FM:
“We normally have players who play similar like Jay Jay but not Jay Jay, there will never be another Jay Jay because his kind comes once in a life time.
“God doesn’t bring the same people into this world so the legacy of Jay Jay remains his legacy. So you cannot get another Jay Jay, it’s either you get another player who is far better than Jay Jay but you cannot get a player like Jay Jay. He was so good they named him twice.”
The duo is part of the Super Eagles squad to FIFA World Cup in 1994 and 1998. They won the 1994 African Cup of Nations and the Olympics goal medal in Atlanta 96.
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