BEVERLY HILLS, May 23, (THEWILL) – Former Senegalese and Liverpool FC striker, El Hadji Diouf, says Austin Jay-Jay Okocha is Africa’s most talented soccer player alive and expressed surprise that he did not clinch many awards during his playing days.
Speaking told RSI, Diouf, who also played for the Bolton Wanderers, emphasized he was talking about Jay-Jay as the most talented in Africa and not best as the footballer.
“When I said that I am the most talented I did not say that I was the best. I spoke French. The most talented does not mean the best.
“The two best African players of this decade are Samuel Eto’o and Didier Drogba but on the other hand the most talented one cannot say that it is Diouf, it is impossible.
“The most talented African football since I was born is Okocha. He’s the most talented player I’ve ever seen, but he didn’t win a trophy, he didn’t win a gold ball.”