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The former captain of the Super Eagles, Austin Jay Jay Okocha, has named two midfielders he wishes he had played with during his career.



Okocha has praised the abilities of former Ghana midfielder Michael Essien and ex-Ivory Coast international Yaya Toure in handling the “dirty job” on the pitch.

He also cited Sunday Oliseh as someone who played a similar role for Nigeria during their playing days.

Speaking to Goal Africa, Okocha explained the importance of having teammates willing to perform the less glamorous aspects of the game.

“There are few of them because, I mean, sometimes, players like me need somebody who will do the dirty job for them.
“I would have loved to play with one; I will say I played with one. You know that he was doing most of the dirty work, [Sunday] Oliseh,” he said.
“I would have loved to play with Michael Essien as well as Yaya Toure.
“I think he was a complete midfield player for me, not just offensive. He presses as well and used to do a lot of defensive work, but not that he tackles like Essien or even Oliseh, never used to tackle.”

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