Nigerian ex-international, Daniel Amokachi has lauded the quality of former teammate Jay Jay Okocha, saying Nigeria will never see another player like the midfield maestro, The Sun reports.
Amokachi said this after a cross section of Nigerian football fans compared Chidera Ejuke to the legendary midfielder.
The CSKA Moscow star showed glimpses of what he could do against Central African Republic, with many tipping him to become the next Jay Jay, but the former Everton forward believes that a player of Okocha’s kind comes once in a life time.
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 were 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.