Nigerian football superstar, Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha is insinuating that Ghanaian footballers are ‘underachievers’.
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In an interview with Joy Sports, the former Bolton Wanderers striker said when he thinks of Ghana football, he thinks of “flair” and “underachievers” at the same time.
Explaining further, the Nigerian legend said "underachievers" because in the last decade the Black Stars or Ghana football has not won anything significant despite the great players the country has produced during the period.
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“…I know that Ghanaians are so talented, and always produce great players.”
“But they always have issues with coming together as a team. I don’t know whether it is ego problems or whatever. But the big players seem to fight each other, and that is why it seems like they are underachievers,” he told Joy Sports in an interview during the StarTimes Media Tour in Germany recently.
He went ahead to state that, the team spirit is always bad or low whenever the Black Stars camp for a tournament.
“And from what we see from the outside, it is like they never have a good team spirit.
Remember what we saw during the last AFCON with the Baby Jet, Asamoah Gyan; and [Andre] Ayew and the manager. It’s always one issue or the other that limits them from achieving what they have to achieve.”
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The irony of Okocha’s statement is that he never won the African Cup of Nations (AFCO) with the Super Eagles during his playing days.
He is currently a member of the Technical Committee of the Nigeria FA.
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In the video, the family of Baptista, especially his mother couldn't control herself as she cried out mentioning the name of her departed son.
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