Former Tottenham Hotspur centre-forward Ahmed Hossam Mido has chosen Jay-Jay Okocha in his top-five list of all-time African players.
Okocha played 73 times for the Nigeria national team between 1993 and 2006, scoring 14 times, and was a member of three FIFA World Cup squads.
The dazzler played across multiple leagues, starting his career at Rangers in the Nigerian Professional Football League before moving to Borussia Neunkirchen in Oberliga Südwest, Germany’s third division in July 1990. He would play in the Bundesliga, Turkish Süper Lig, French Ligue 1, English Premier League, EFL Championship and Qatar Stars League before his retirement in 2012.
“For me, the best five players in the history of Africa are George Weah, Didier Drogba, Samuel Eto’o, Hossam Hassan, and Jay-Jay Okocha,” Mido said on Twitter