Former Super Eagles midfielder Austin ‘Jay-Jay’ Okocha has been inducted into the German Bundesliga Hall of Fame.
The Nigerian legend and ex Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder joins the 11-man legends network that will be flying the Bundesliga flag across the world.
“His sublime skills and tremendous tricks brought joy to fans of Eintracht Frankfurt and lit up Germany’s top division for many years, and now it has been announced that footballing icon Jay-Jay Okocha is the latest star to join the Bundesliga Legends Network,” a Bundesliga statement reads.
“The newest member of an elite group of former playing greats to become part of the illustrious Bundesliga Legends Network, Okocha set Germany’s playing fields alight between 1992 and ’96 when the Nigerian ace scored 18 goals and provided 13 assists in 90 memorable matches for the team known as The Eagles.
“Never to be forgotten among the sides he has represented, it is with warmth and delight that this footballing artist is remembered among the denizens of Eintracht while followers of the Bundesliga will forever continue to delight in the legend that is Jay-Jay Okocha. Welcome to the Bundesliga Legends Network.”
Okocha made headlines in the Bundesliga with Frankfurt, before departing for Turkish team Fenerbahce, Paris Saint-German in France and Bolton Wanderers in England, among others.