Summary

  • Okocha and Oliseh in Africa for Legends Tour.
  • Okocha wonder-goal against Kahn recreated.
  • Oliseh a Bundesliga champion with Dortmund in 2002.

Bundesliga legends Jay-Jay Okocha and Sunday Oliseh have been in Africa promoting Germany’s top division across the continent, visiting Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya between them.

bundesliga.com rounds up the best moments from the duo’s trips to Lagos, Accra and Nairobi…

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Okocha goal recreation

That Okocha goal! Now 43, attacking midfielder Okocha is widely regarded as one of the best African players of all time. A veteran of 75 Nigeria caps, Okocha had a habit of conjuring up wonder-goals. None were better than his solo effort for Eintracht Frankfurt against Karlruher SC – and a certain Oliver Kahn – in August 1993. Young players at the “Prodigy Academy” in the Nigerian capital Lagos were delighted for the opportunity to recreate the goal…

Okocha keepy uppies

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Okocha scored 16 goals in total for Die Adler, leaving for Turkey in 1996 with nearly 100 Bundesliga appearances under his belt. Born Augustine Azuka Okocha, fans at subsequent club Bolton Wanderers FC immortalised “Jay-Jay”, singing that he was so good they named him twice. Twenty-two years after winning the Africa Cup of Nations, Okocha took the chance to prove that he still has the skills to wow the crowds, garnering 26,000 views and counting on the Bundesliga's Official Instagram account with this display…

Old head Oliseh meets Kenyan prodigy

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Oliseh was a long-time international teammate of Okocha, and played alongside the Frankfurt legend when Nigeria lifted the Africa Cup of Nations title in Tunisia in 1994. Now 42, Oliseh featured in over 100 Bundesliga games for 1. FC Köln, Borussia Dortmund and VfL Bochum, and he was delighted to impart some of that experience on Kenya’s Under-17 captain Prince Korasei Boit, who is currently recovering from a broken arm.

Kenya’s U-17 captain Boit (l.) decribed Oliseh (r.) as his "idol".

BVB on Kenyan TV

Oliseh was on Kenya’s NTV on the final day of the tour. Oliseh, who made over 50 appearances for Nigeria and scored at the 1998 FIFA World Cup, won the Bundesliga title with Die Schwarzgelben in 2002. The former defensive midfielder spoke about the development of football in Africa before being presented with a Dortmund shirt – a nice conclusion to a productive tour!

Oliseh featured in 18 games as Dortmund won the Bundesliga title in 2001/02.

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