Nigerian Legend, Austin Jay Jay Okocha, kickstarted his professional career in Germany, donning the outfit of Borussia Neunkirchen before joining Eintracht Frankfurt
Soccernet.ng reports the resurfacing of a video featuring Super Eagles legend Austin Jay Jay Okocha, where he shares insights into living in a racist environment in Germany and how he responded by showcasing his remarkable dribbling skills.
Okocha, renowned for his dazzling displays, initiated his European career in Germany, playing for Borussia Neunkirchen before joining Eintracht Frankfurt, where he scored 18 goals in 90 appearances.
Reflecting on his time in Germany, Okocha disclosed on the Teju Baby Face show, as shared by A2Z Football, that he wasn’t fully aware of his race until he arrived in Germany.
In response to the prevalent racism, he decided to repay in a legal manner, opting to out-dribble German players on the pitch.
He recounted, “This is a true story. When I first moved to Europe, it was Germany that I went to, and the rate of racism was still high. I never knew I was black until I got to Germany. And when I got the opportunity to sign a deal, and I was like, ‘how do I pay these people back’ ‘what do I do that is legal to show that I am also a racist.’ So I figured out that the only way is to keep dribbling. So I started dribbling them. And I said I will dribble them so much that some people will chop grass,” he humorously added in Pidgin-English.
Watch the video here:
The Nigerian star’s exceptional performances in the German Bundesliga caught the attention of Fenerbahce SK, leading to his move to the Turkish league…..CONTINUE.FULL.READING>>>