Jay Jay Okocha and family
Super Eagles ex-international, Austin Okocha alongside his brother, Emma on Tuesday in Lagos, unveiled the Jay Jay Okocha Foundation.
At a ceremony which took place at the I-Naira Digital Hub in the Ikoyi area of Lagos, Nigerian football legend, Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha alongside his brother and ex-international, Emma Okocha on Tuesday in Lagos, unveiled the Jay Jay Okocha Foundation.
According to the former PSG midfielder, the foundation would help in giving kids and his ex-teammates a new direction in life.
“I come from a very poor family, I’m not from a royal home but through football, my life changed and I have a voice. What is most important in every kid’s life is education but some of these kids are out of school and I think I can use football as a tool to help them get back to school.
“I will be lying if I say I didn’t know some of my colleagues are suffering. Most of us didn’t have good advisers and were left with nothing after retirement. Another objective of this foundation is creating jobs through football. If I can set up training centres across the country, I will need my colleagues. I believe in empowering people,” Okocha said.