Austin Jay Jay Okocha, a former captain of the Super Eagles, has advised the Nigerian football team to be consistent and stable in order to maintain their status as Africa’s number one.
Okocha gave the advice at the unveiling of the African Heroes Penalty Cup in Lagos, stating that the team needs to be more consistent as they have been less impressive in recent years, missing important competitions such as the World Cup. The Super Eagles need to be a strong team that can represent the nation in a worthy manner, Okocha noted.
He stated that the country is not short of talents, and the team only needs to put together the right set of players.
Okocha also advised Victor Osimhen, a Nigerian striker who is in-form, to keep his passion and spirit high. He said that Osimhen should remain grounded and take advantage of the opportunities available to him.
The former Paris Saint-German player also spoke about his participation in the upcoming African Heroes Penalty Cup, saying that it will offer him an opportunity to compete once again and to reunite with his former colleagues in football.
Okocha is the Tournament Facilitator of the African Heroes Penalty Cup, in which he will feature alongside Daniel Amokachi and Finidi George to represent Nigeria.
The competition will be held in Lagos, with eight African countries, including Nigeria, Morocco, Ghana, South Africa, Cameroon, Mali, Cote D’Ivoire, and Senegal, participating in the knockout quarter-final games. Each country will have three representatives.