Former Super Eagles’ captain, Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha’s milestone titles in the annual British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) African Player Award is facing another threat from Egypt’s Liverpool winger, Mohammed Salah.
Footballlive.ng can report that, so soon after equaling Okocha’s feat as the only player to win the award twice in a row, Salah has not set his sight on a third feel of the gong next year.
Before this past weekend, ‘Jay Jay’ was sole owner of the back-to-back feat of BBC African Player of The year award, following his honours in 2003 and 2004, but Salah equaled that achievement by winning this year’s prize, to retain the gong he first got in 2017.
Okocha, though, may soon be left behind by the Egyptian, as Salah said he was happy to win the prize, and admitted he will again love to be crowned winner once again next year, thereby making it three on the trot.
“I am happy to win this award again,” said the former FC Basel, Chelsea and AS Roma star. “I will also like to win it again next year.”]