In celebration of the Nigeria Super Eagles legend Jay-Jay Okocha’s 46th birthday, several footballing icons including FIFA, UEFA, and some of the former clubs he played for has wished the former Super Eagles star a happy birthday.
The world football governing body paid tribute to Okocha with a wonderful message to the former PSG man.
So good they named him twice 👏👏
— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) August 14, 2019
Okocha responded to the tweet with his gratitude and appreciation.
Thank you Football Family! https://t.co/aRwYOet0XL
— Jay-Jay Okocha (@IAmOkocha) August 14, 2019
The highly talented African star who is regarded by many as one of the best players to have come out of the continent played in Germany for Frankfurt. The German arm of UEFA also paid tribute to the Nigerian legend.
— UEFA.com DE (@UEFAcom_de) August 14, 2019
While Okocha played in Germany, he scored one of the greatest goals in the history of football with this effort. He embarrassed Oliver Kahn, a legend of German football, goalkeeping, and one of the greatest shot-stoppers in history.
How good was Jay-Jay Okocha? 😱
— Goal (@goal) August 14, 2019
The Nigerian Football Federation has also paid tribute to the former Super Eagles captain for his exploits in the colours of the Nigerian national team.
— The NFF 🇳🇬 (@thenff) August 14, 2019
For many Nigerian football fans of this generation, Jay Jay Okocha played an important role in instilling the love of the game in their hearts. He was a skilled dribbler that inspired many aspiring footballers to chase their dreams. Fans have taken to social media to wish the legend many happy returns.
Today, we celebrate a Super Eagles GREAT – Austin Jay-Jay Okocha is 46 today! 🎊
👤 506 career games
🇳🇬 73 caps
⚽ 101 goals
🅰️ 46 assists
Flair Football King 👑 pic.twitter.com/6OZjY3F3c1
— Soar Super Eagles (@SSE_NGA) August 14, 2019
Jay-Jay Okocha was part of one of the best Bolton Wanderers sides in recent history. He was also the captain of the side when they were in the Premier League. The club also expressed their best wishes for their club legend.
🎂 We would like to wish club legend and the man so good, they named him twice, @IAmOkocha a very happy 46th birthday!
If you are a bit too young to remember this man, follow the link below and be blown away. 😍
— Bolton Wanderers FC (@OfficialBWFC) August 14, 2019
Happy Birthday Jay-Jay Okocha! pic.twitter.com/PMXCxd8lVq
— 90s Football (@90sfootball) August 14, 2019
Say something nice to Austin Jay-Jay Okocha t0day is his birthday.❤ 🇳🇬 pic.twitter.com/OWcoOM80DO
— Port-Harcourt Lastborn (@TSLbrand) August 14, 2019
We wish the former Super Eagles captain and legend of Nigerian football, Austin Jay Jay Okocha a very happy birthday. Kindly leave your best wishes for Jay Jay in the comment section.