Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Jay Jay Okocha admits it will take a miracle for Super Eagles to qualify for the World Cup

Nigerian football Legend Jay Jay Okocha  says a miracle is needed for the Super Eagles to qualify for the 2010 World Cup after their draw with Tunisia at home.

"We need a miracle to qualify for the World Cup. The ticket is already out of our hands after we failed to beat Tunisia here, but we don't need to give up," Okocha said.

"But to be honest, it will take a miracle for us to qualify for the 2010 World Cup because of the situation we find ourselves now."

Okocha was appointed technical assistant for the Nigerian Super Eagles earlier this month.

"The new role will give me the opportunity to be closer to the players than before when I had to first seek the consent of the coaches to speak with the players," he said.

He also responded to reports about him coming out of retirement to play for the Super Eagles.

"I can't play football forever. I am not a greedy person. Leaving the stage would pave the way for younger players to come up too. People may want to see me back in the national team but I don't plan to return. I have got my pride to defend,"  Okocha said.


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  1. Pls okocha should do us a favour by coming back as a play bcos we really need a playmaker. Took at other national teams around the world you will see they all have playmakers but we have non.okocha nigerians really need you now dont fail us.

  2. True that Umoren...Okocha is probably the best midfielder we've ever had! And if Kanu is still playing Jay Jay should shine those boots and report back to duty!

  3. If my wish is what matters,Okocha was one player never to let go without having a replacement in the SUPER EAGLES.Okocha,in whatever you do in life outside football,I wish you a big success.Christ

  4. Jjokocha we need u Inthisseason bcos supereagle are hungry wiz midfilder