Mikel, Okocha or Kanu? Yobo names best player he played with in super eagles

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Super Eagles Assistant Coach Joseph Yobo, has named Austin Jay-Jay Okocha as the best player he played with in the National team.

Yobo was blessed to have played with a lot of great players in the national team which includes Mikel Obi, Vicente Enyeama, Victor Moses, Kanu Nwankwo, Sunday Oliseh, and several other stars.

But the Ex- Captain has picked Jay-Jay because of his ability to win games out of nothing.

“That’s a very tough question because it’s different generations,” Yobo told Nigeria Info FM Port Harcourt .

“I was blessed and privileged to play with the older ones, the golden generation of Sunday Oliseh and Finidi
George, and everybody that was in that set up, in the 2002 Nations Cup.

“But unfortunately they couldn’t make it to the World Cup, so there was a missing link.

“Overall one player that was very key and I still think is irreplaceable in the team with his quality is Jay-Jay
Okocha because he’s a playmaker. He’s somebody that on his good day can win you a game on his own.

“As my teammate, the things that I saw him do in training, some people didn’t see that in the game, he’s unique, he’s phenomenal.”

Okocha was a key player for the Super Eagles at the 1994, 1998 and 2002 World Cup and won the Nations Cup in 1994 plus an Olympic gold medal in 1996.

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