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Jay Jay Okocha vs Alex Iwobi: Yakubu Aiyegbemi Sends Message to Nigeria

Former star and international Yakubu Aiyegbeni has urged to stop comparing Alex Iwobi to Jay Jay OkochaTo Aiyegbeni, Nigerians should let go; no one can be like Okocha, adding that the former international has the skills but can't run while Iwobi can run from London to The former striker said the problem of the country is not and that the people should focus on the reality facing the country

Yakubu Aiyegbeni, former Super Eagles striker and ex-Nigerian International, has called on Nigerians to desist from comparing former Nigerian legend Austin Okocha, popularly known as Jay Jay Okocha, to the current midfielder of the Super Eagles, Alex Iwobi.

Aiyegbeni, in a podcast, was seen saying Iwobi can never be like Okocha while bringing out their differences, adding that the Nigerian problem is far beyond football and that the people should the reality and find solutions to the current challenges.

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Yakubu Aiyegbeni speaks on Alex Iwobi versus Jay Jay OkochaNo one can be like Jay Jay Okocha, Aiyegbeni opens up
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Aiyegbeni recounts experience with Jay Jay Okocha

He recalled how Okocha would always tell him to prepare for the ball at the front while he launched the pass from the midfield.

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In the podcast, Aiyegbeni said:

“Alex Iwobi will never be like Jay Jay. They need to understand and stop comparing Alex Iwobi to Jay Jay. This guy is different. Alex Iwobi can run from London to Nigeria. Jay Jay cannot run but he has the ability, the skills and he is very intelligent. He is one of the best midfielder Nigerian has ever produced.

“Jay Jay will say to me, “Yak, forget about it. I will turn the ball like this, I dey see you o, run.” There is no one like Jay Jay. Nigeria needs to let go. Our problem in Nigeria is not football. They should focus on the reality in Nigeria than focus on Alex Iwobi, then Yak missing the goal.”

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