Senegalese football legend, El-Hadji Diouf, has rated the former Nigerian, Austin “Jay-Jay” Okocha as the most talented African footballer he has ever come across.
Diouf, a former African Footballer of the Year, stated that despite the fact that his former Bolton Wanderers teammate did not win many trophies, he is still by far the most talented African footballer he ever saw.
“Today I respect what they [Drogba and Eto’o] have achieved in football and I will always defend them.
“The most talented of African footballers, who have played the game on the continent, since I was born, is Jay Jay Okocha.
“To be talented doesn’t necessarily mean that you are the best or have won the most titles in your career, we’ll always have people who will win more trophies and I respect that.
“He is the most talented player that I have ever seen. He did not win as many trophies as the others, he did not win the Golden Ball but no one can argue that he is the most talented African footballer of all times,” Diouf said.