Former Super Eagles captain, Nwankwo Kanu has debunked rumors that there’s a riftt between him and Jay-Jay Okocha, a fellow former player of the Nigerian national team.
He made this known while speaking to Brilla FM concerning fixtures for the UEFA Champions League round of eight. “I don’t have a problem with Jay Jay. He’s my ‘senior brother’. We speak the same language, eat, drink and play together.
“Our families have good relationship and when I say we’re brothers, we are more than brothers; so people should not peddle such rumours”, he said.
Making his prediction concerning the UEFA ties, Kanu said:“If Ajax play like they did against Real Madrid, it won’t be easy for Juventus so let’s cross our fingers and see what is going to come out from there.
”Ajax were unbelievable against Real Madrid.”
Speaking on Arsenal’s chances of qualifying for next season’s UCL, Kanu who won the UEFA Champions League with Ajax said:“We (Arsenal) are fighting for fourth place in the league and if we win the Europa League, great. With due respect to Napoli, Arsenal will give them a strong game.”
Nwankwo Kanu, OON (born 1 August 1976), or simply Kanu, is a retired Nigerian footballer who played as a forward. He was a member of the Nigerian national team. Kanu is a native of Abia State, southeast Nigeria, and a member of the Aro sub-group of the Igbo ethnic group.Nwankwo means “Child born on Nkwo market day” in the Igbo language.
Kanu played for Nigerian team Iwuanyanwu Nationale, Dutch side Ajax, Inter Milan of Italy, and English clubs Arsenal, West Bromwich Albion and Portsmouth.
Augustine Azuka “Jay-Jay” Okocha is a Nigerian former professional footballer who played as an attacking midfielder. A quick and skillful playmaker, who is considered as the best Nigerian and one of the best African players of all time,Okocha was known for his confidence with the ball, technique, creativity, and dribbling skills, as well as his use of feints, in particular the stepover.
Due to his skill, he was described as being ‘so good that they named him twice’ (a line immortalised in a terrace chant while Okocha played for Bolton Wanderers).