World football governing body, FIFA, the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF and English side, Bolton Wanderers have all celebrated with midfield maestro Austin Jay Jay Okocha on the occasion of his 46th birthday.
Happy birthday to a @NGSuperEagles icon and @Olympics gold medallist: @IAmOkocha;,” reads a tweet on FIFA’s Twitter handle.
”Happy birthday to former @NGSuperEagles captain, the legendary Austin ‘So Good they named him twice’ Okocha. Have a good one JJ!,” the NFF tweeted. “So good they named him twice
”We would like to wish club legend and the man so good, they named him twice, @IAmOkocha a very happy 46th birthday, “Bolton Wanderers tweeted.
Okocha was capped 73 times by Nigeria and scored 14 goals.
He was a member of both the victorious 1994 African Cup of Nations squad and the World Cup squad that made it to the second round before they lost in a dramatic match to eventual runners-up Italy.
Okocha was also a key member of the U-23 Eagles side that won the Olympic gold at the Atlanta Games in 1996.