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Football bodies congratulate Super Eagles legend, Austin Jay-Jay Okocha on his 44th birthday



Football bodies congratulate Super Eagles legend, Austin Jay Jay Okocha on his 44th birthday

Austin Jay Jay Okocha

Former Super Eagles captain Austin Jay-Jay Okocha turned 44 on Monday and the world football governing bodies have taken to social media to send the legend congratulatory messages.

The Federation of International Football Association (FIFA), the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), and the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) are among the bodies who have congratulated Super Eagles legend on the occasion.

The NFF wrote, “Happy birthday to the football magician, our legend and [email protected] captain,@IAmOkocha. Thanks for the memories”

FIFA wrote: “Happy Birthday [email protected] (44), @IAmOkocha (44), Stig Tofting (48) & Freddy Rincon (51).”

CAF wrote, “Happiest birthday wishes to Nigerian legand Jay Jay Okocha, plays so good they named him twice.”

The Union of European Football Association (UEFA) also sent a congratulatory message using the verified German version of’s Twitter account, “Happy Birthday, Jay-Jay Okocha.”

The English Premier League wrote, “Happy Birthday @IAmOkocha. Those feet @OfficialBWFC

Bundes Liga wrote, “Happy Birthday Jay-Jay #Okocha! Because taking players on once is too mainstream @IAmOkocha.

Okocha’s nephew, Nigerian international and Arsenal forward, Alex Iwobi wrote, “Happy Birthday Uncle J @IAmOkocha

Okocha played his first ever game for Nigeria in 1993 in a 2-1 away loss to Cote D’Ivoire in the qualifiers for the USA 1994 World Cup. He also played a key role as the U-23 Eagles won gold in the football event at Atlanta ’96.

He has represented Eintracht Frankfurt, Paris Saint-Germain, Bolton Wanderers and Hull City at club level.


  1. ec

    August 15, 2017 at 7:32 am

    An African legend.
    Happy birthday Jay-Jay Okocha

  2. Tobi

    August 15, 2017 at 11:50 am

    44?! ??? happy birthday all the same.

  3. iboro ekpri

    August 28, 2017 at 3:06 am

    Happy Birthday Legendry Okocha

  4. iboro ekpri

    August 28, 2017 at 3:07 am

    we africans will continue to be on your side. once again happy birtday in arears

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