Former Super Eagles captain, Austin Jay-Jay Okocha, has thrown his weight behind former Arsenal star, Mesut Ozil, to succeed at Fenerbahce following his recent transfer to the Turkish side.
At the official unveiling in midweek, Ozil singleed out Okocha as his role model and player he followed at Fenerbahce and recalled wearing his club’s no.10 jersey.
“About 20-25 years ago, I was an immigrant Turkish kid who was running after the soccer ball with the Fenerbahce shirt with the number 10 Jay Jay Okocha written on his back in the streets of Gelsenkirchen”.
“Thankfully, it was my honour to wear this jersey that I have been dreaming of for many years,” Ozil tweeted.
Okocha, a former West Brom player in the English Premier League who won two titles during his stay in Istanbul, tipped the German star to help Fenerbahce in their quest to win the Super Lig title in the ongoing season.
“I was very happy to know about the last tweet Mesut Ozil posted,” Okocha told Goal.
“It is very pleasing to be the idol of such a world star player, to inspire him.
“Mesut is a world-class player. It is a very good thing [for him] to come to Fenerbahce. I think he will definitely be successful at Fenerbahce”, said Okocha.