There have been several speculations as to who the most talented footballer ever produced by Africa is, while there will always be different views and opinion on who that is, Austin “Jay Jay” Okocha, a Nigerian gifted footballer who played for Nigeria National Team, played the English Premier League and other international football games, has garnered the respect of ex-player from Senegal, Diouf.
Okocha was a very brilliant footballer, whose playing skills made him a well renown and highly respected footballer, during and after his time on the pitch.
He was highly respected by Ex-Brazilian International Ronaldinho who also once said that he learned several skills use by him from Nigeria’s Jay Jay.
This is what Diouf said:
Today I respect what they [Drogba and Eto’o] have achieved in football and I will always defend them.
“The most talented of African footballers, who have played the game on the continent, since I was born, is Jay Jay Okocha.
“To be talented doesn’t necessarily mean that you are the best or have won the most titles in your career, we’ll always have people who will win more trophies and I respect that.
“He is the most talented player that I have ever seen.
He did not win as many trophies as the others, he did not win the Golden Ball but no one can argue that he is the most talented African footballer of all times.”
By: Ayooluwa Joshua