‘What an honour meeting one of my childhood idols’ – Former Arsenal star Ozil celebrates meeting Jay Jay Okocha at Fenerbahce
Nigerian football legend, Jay-Jay Okocha, was given a grand welcome by the fans of FC Fenerbahce of Turkey on Thursday December 9.
The 48-year-old superstar was also presented with a new Fenerbahçe jersey by former Arsenal star, Mesut Ozil, who is the club’s first team captain.
The recognition came just before the Yellow Canaries’ final Europa League group game of the 2021/22 season against Eintracht Frankfurt of Germany, which finished in a 1-1 draw.
In a statement, the Turkish side described Okocha, who was their former player as a “legend.”
“We hosted our legendary Nigerian player Jay-Jay Okocha at our stadium to watch Fenerbahçe’s match against Germany’s Eintracht Frankfurt at Ülker Stadium Fenerbahçe ?ükrü Saraco?lu in the 6th and last week of UEFA Europa League Group D,” the post read.
“Before the match, our captain Mesut Özil presented Okocha the number 10 Fenerbahçe jersey with his name on it. Our fans, who came to our stadium to watch the match, showed great interest to Jay-Jay Okocha with applause and cheers.”
Ozil also took to his verified Twitter page on Friday to share a picture of himself presenting the new Fenerbahce jersey to Okocha.
The former German international said it was an honour to meet one of his childhood idols.
He wrote: “What an honour to meet one of my childhood idols: Jay Jay Okocha It’s been great talking to you my friend.” #M1Ö
Okocha played for Fenerbahçe between 1996 and 1998. He scored 30 goals in 63 matches for the club before moving to Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).
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