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Super Eagles legend, Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha clocks 47

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Nigerian football legend, Austin ”Jay Jay” Okocha has turned a new age, today 14th of August.

The former Super Eagles of Nigeria International is today, celebrating his 47th birthday. The play-maker, according to Wikipedia, was born on the 14th of August 1973 in Enugu state.

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

He began playing football on the streets just like many other football stars, usually with a makeshift ball.

Okocha, in an interview with BBC Sport, spoke on childhood football days.

As far as I can remember, we used to play with anything, with any round thing we could find, and whenever we managed to get hold of a ball, that was a bonus! I mean it was amazing!” he said.


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