SPORTS : OKOCHA REVEALS REASON FOR EARLY RETIREMENT

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The former midfield maestro stated that
not getting enough minutes on the pitch
hastened his decision to quit the round
leather game
Austin Jay Jay Okocha has attributed his
decision to retire active football early to
lack of enough playing time.
The ex-Nigeria international who dazzled
the footballing world with his sizzling
skills and breathtaking performances made
the shock decision to leave the game in
2008. According to the Olympic Gold
medallist, reduced minutes on the pitch of
play triggered his exile from the round
leather game, at the age of 34.
“I must confess that [not getting a lot of
playing time] was one of the main reasons
why I retired from playing at a very young
age,” Okocha told media men at a press
conference organised by Star Times.
“I believe that it is not worth it to train
from Monday to Friday just to have 20
minutes on the pitch or sit on the bench
on Saturday. I am very competitive.”
The midfielder who last represented
Nigeria in 2006, appeared for the Super
Eagles 75 times with 14 goals to his
name.

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