Jay-Jay Okocha scored a back heel goal in an exhibition game.© Instagram
Legendary footballers like Clarence Seedorf, Kaka, Javier Saviola, Jay-Jay Okocha and Robert Pires were part of the World Star team enjoying football in a five-a-side exhibition match in Dubai. Okocha in particular caught everyone’s attention with a solo back heel goal, which reminded fans of the former Nigerian player’s professional career. Bringing the ball forward from his own side, Okocha passed the opposing team and made the back -heeled ball past the stranded opposing goalkeeper with full confidence. Here is a video of Okocha’s back heel goal in Dubai:
The video was well received by fans with everyone praising the former player for his silk skills.
“Jay Jay Okocha. Very well they named him twice”, commented one fan.
“The Nigerian team desperately needed Okocha yesterday because their midfield did not have any form of creativity. It is a pity he is retired”, said another fan.
During his professional career, Okocha mainly played as an attacking midfielder and represented Nigeria 73 times between 1993 and 2006. In addition, he played in three FIFA World Cups for Nigeria.
The 48 -year -old represents teams such as PSG, Bolton, Eintracht Frankfurt and Hull City.
Regarded by many as the best Nigerian footballer, Okocha is known for his mesmerizing skills and intrigue with the ball. His strengths during his playing career were ball control, technique, creativity, talent, close control and dribbling. He is also very popular because of the change in his rhythm, equipped with fients and stepovers.
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