Former Senegalese forward El Hadji Diouf has branded Nigeria legend Austine Jay Jay Okocha as the most talented footballer out of Africa.
The former Liverpool striker was reacting to the current debate rocking the media on who is the best footballer from Africa to ever play the round leather game.
Despite failing to win a major title just like African football icons Didier Drogba and Samuel Eto’o, Diouf believes Okocha is the most talented footballer he has come across in Africa.
“The most talented of African footballers, who have played the game on the continent, since I was born, is Jay Jay Okocha,” said Diouf.
The Senegalese legend and the ex-Super Eagles captain were teammates at Bolton Wanderers between 2004 and 2006 before Okocha moved to Qatar.
“To be talented doesn’t necessarily mean that you are the best or have won the most titles in your career, we’ll always have people who will win more trophies and I respect that. He is the most talented player that I have ever seen. He did not win as many trophies as the others, he did not win the Golden Ball but no one can argue that he is the most talented African footballer of all time.”
Okocha who featured for Bolton between 2002 and 2006 scored 14 goals in his 124 appearances including a famous strike against West Ham United which was voted team goal of the season.
By Legit Nigeria