Jay-Jay Okocha

Where is Jay Jay Okocha now?

So good that they named him twice and reknowned for his skill, stepovers and technique, Jay-Jay Okocha finished his playing career in 2008 after a brief spell with Hull City.

During his time playing for the Nigerian national side, Okocha won both the African Cup of Nations in 1994 and an Olympic gold medal in 1996.

Many people within the footballing fraternity acknowledge Okocha as the greatest Nigerian footballer of all time.

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Since retiring from playing, Jay Jay Okocha has returned to his native Nigeria and pursued various business interests which included a nightclub called Club 10 which he has since closed.

Okocha also held the role of vice chairman of the Delta State Football Association (DFA) for two years before getting elected as the association’s chairman in March 2015.

In June 2016, Okocha launched the Jay-Jay Okocha Foundation with the primary objective of using football to raise awareness on the strategic importance of education, peace and unity for the economic growth of Nigeria.

In July 2017 Jay Jay Okocha representing Nigeria in Star Sixes, a six-a-side indoor international tournament at the O2 in London featuring some of the world’s most iconic footballers.

Okocha is also the uncle of current Arsenal player and Nigerian international Alex Iwobi.

Follow Jay-Jay Okocha on Twitter @IAmOkocha

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Jay Jay Okocha: Premier League Statistics

NationalityNigerian
PositionMidfielder
Appearances124
Goals14
Yellow Cards7
Red Cards0
Premier League Teams Played forBolton Wanderers

Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com