Okocha unveils Foundation in Lagos
The Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha Foundation was unveiled in Lagos on Tuesday in an elaborate ceremony attended by former teammates of the erstwhile Super Eagles captain and supported by the former Delta State Commissioner for Sports, Chief Austin Izagbo.
In attendance were Peter Rufai, Augustine Eguavoen and Mutiu Adepoju.
The former Bolton Wanderers of England captain stated that the Foundation is dream come true as he knows within him that he has not done enough to give back to the country that made him the international figure that he is today.
He noted that the ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha Foundation that would be run by his elder brother, Emmanuel, is aimed to give hope to the less privileged and ex-internationals that today have become destitute.
“History will not forgive me if I don’t give back to the people as I believe I have not done enough for them.
“To get the project going smoothly, we have partnered with I-Naira.com which is the official auctioneer for the ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha Foundation. This is important in the aspect of raising funds for the Foundation. I will be selling my collections of football kits and memorabilia used during my career in all the clubs I played and those of the national teams from my Flying Eagles era to the Super Eagles”, Jay Jay Okocha said.