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Ghanian footballer Mohammed Kudus picks Okocha as favourite legend, snubs other Black Stars legends

Ghanian footballer, Mohammed Kudus recently expressed deep admiration for the unparalleled qualities of former Super Eagles captain Austin Jay Jay Okocha, declaring him as his ultimate footballing idol, Newspremises understands.

Widely acclaimed as one of the most skillful players of his era, Okocha enjoyed a remarkable career representing Nigeria from 1993 to 2006.


Okocha notably, played a pivotal role in securing victories for the Super Eagles, notably triumphing in the Africa Cup of Nations in 1994 and clinching gold at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996.

In an interview reported by Soccernet, Kudus was asked to name the football legend he would have cherished sharing the field with.

Disregarding other renowned compatriots such as Abedi Pele, Steven Appiah, and Michael Essien, the West Ham United forward unequivocally singled out Okocha for this distinction.

“I like players who can entertain the fans with their skills. Okocha was one of those players. He had unbelievable dribbling ability, could pass through the tightest spaces and score amazing goals. He was a joy to watch.”

Okocha, revered as one of Africa’s premier footballers, carved a distinguished path in the sport, showcasing his exceptional skills across various top-tier European clubs.

His impactful tenure spanned spells at esteemed teams such as Eintracht Frankfurt, Paris Saint-Germain, Fenerbahce, and Bolton Wanderers.

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