Deputy captain of the Black Stars, Andre Ayew has expressed his sadness about the inability of Ex-Nigerian play-maker, Jay Jay Okocha to win the Africa Player of the Year.
The former Nigerian national team player had some great days during his playing career getting 75 caps under his belt for his country.
At club level Okocha also played for Borussia Neunkirchen, Eintracht Frankfurt, Fernerbahce, Paris Saint-Germain Bolton Wanderers, Quatar SCC and Hull City.
Speaking to an Accra based radio station, Andre Ayew compared his father and Ghanaian football legend Abedi Pele and Jay Jay Okocha saying:
“I will say Abedi Pele is the most skillful. He had a lot of skills even though their style of play was different. He showed a lot of technique and a lot of finesse in his game.
“And also I saw all his games, I also saw Jay Jay Okocha; he was my generation. It’s sad that he never won the African best player; football is like that,”
The Swansea City top scorer for last season missed the 2016 African Player of the Year having been named among the finalists alongside eventual winner Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Yaya Toure.