Okocha: I Turned Down Offers From Some Big Clubs Because Of Wage Issues

Former Super Eagles captain, Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha, has revealed that he turned down offers from some top clubs in Europe because of wage issues.

Okocha, made this known in an interview with Arise TV, where he also admitted that his choice of clubs may have stopped him from being named the African Footballer of The Year.

Recall that he was named the African Footballer of the Year runner-up in 1998 and finished third in 2003 and 2004.

“It was not easy for an African player to play for top clubs because they don’t pay high wages.

“When they offer you a contract, the money is small because they see it as doing you a favour.

“That is why I went for clubs that are ready to pay me higher. I had to turn down some offers from big clubs because of wage issues. But things

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