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Sports News of Tuesday, 22 February 2022


Twitter explodes with debate after Samuel Eto'o's claims about Okocha and Ronaldinho

Former Super Eagles of Nigeria captain, Jay Jay Okocha Former Super Eagles of Nigeria captain, Jay Jay Okocha

In a recent interview, Samuel Eto’o revealed ex-Super Eagles player Augustine ‘Jay-Jay’ Okocha did not receive the recognition he deserved as a football player.

The former Cameroonian international, who was recently elected to the Fecafoot presidency, claimed Okocha was just as good as Ronaldinho but did not get his due recognition as he was an African player.

Since the Cameroon legend's comments about the Nigeria great, social media has been fiercely debating the Fecafoot president’s claims

Eto’o’s comment has triggered a lot of debate on social media, with fans either supporting Eto’o or, like these fans, rubbishing his claims:

On the other side of the argument however, are football fans who resonated with Eto’o’s thoughts and think Okocha was one of the best in the world during his time:

With these claims and counter-arguments, where do you stand?

Do you think Samuel Eto’o is right? Or is it a case of Africanism taken a bit too far? Drop your comments below and join the debate.