Nigeria’s Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha has said he will support Cameroon at the FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia in June.
Going by the cable, the retired Nigerian midfielder told FIFA.com that he is disappointed his country did not qualify. “It’s a shame that Nigeria didn’t qualify, so instead I’ll support Cameroon,”
“The champions of each continent are playing at the Confederations Cup, so there’ll be a very high standard of football,” he said.
“There will be supporters from all over the world, but Russia will have the best support. Football has an important place in Russia. I often come across Russians and they’re all interested in football.”
Okocha noted that the lush green grass of Kazan, one of the host stadia, was so impressive that he was tempted to dust off his playing boots.
“I’m really impressed with what I saw in Kazan! I even thought for a moment about starting to play football again when I was at the Kazan Arena,” he said.