“Not getting a lot of playing time”, was the reason i retired at a very young age – Jay-Jay Okocha

"Not getting a lot of playing time", was the reason i retired at a very young age - Jay-Jay Okocha

Former Super Eagles captain, Austin Jay-Jay Okocha has revealed that his decision to retired early from active football, was due to not getting a lot of playing time.

The Score Nigeria recalls, Okocha made the shock decision to hang up his boots in 2008 at 34, it was as if Super Eagles team was going to an end, when he announced retirement in that time.

Nigeria legend Okocha has narrated the reasons behind his early retirement says;

“I must confess that [not getting a lot of playing time] was one of the main reasons why I retired from playing at a very young age,” Okocha told media men at a press conference.

“I believe that it is not worth it to train from?Monday to Friday just to have 20 minutes on the pitch or sit on the bench on Saturday. I am very competitive.”

The midfielder who last represented Nigeria in 2006, made 75 appearances for the Super Eagles and scored 14 goals.

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