Former Cameroon striker and current Cameroon FA president, Samuel Eto’o has expressed his opinion that former Super Eagles midfielder, Jay Jay Okocha is on the same level as Barcelona great, Ronaldinho.
According to Eto’o, who played alongside Ronaldinho at Barcelona, Okocha didn’t receive as much accolades during his career and described it as “the injustice of world football”.
Okocha enjoyed a successful career during which he won the Africa Cup of Nations in 1994 with the Super Eagles.
He also helped Nigeria in winning Africa’s first Olympic gold at Atlanta ’96.
Even though Ronaldinho won two FIFA World Player of the Year awards and a Ballon d’Or, Okocha never came close to claiming any of those global honours.
But Eto’o insists that Okocha was as talented as the Brazilian
“It’s the injustice of world football,” Eto’o said, according to Onvoitout.
“They are in the same class’
“What we saw Ronaldinho do a few years ago, Jay-Jay (Okocha) had done 10 or 15 years before and he never had the recognition of others. And that’s what happens when it comes to Africa.”