Nigeria legend Austine Okocha says he laments not winning the CAF African Footballer of the Year award during his playing days.
Okocha won the Britsih Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) form of the honor twice, however, neglected to pick the CAF respect.
The gifted midfielder was generally tipped to win the honor in 1998 after a standout execution for the Super Eagles at the FIFA World Cup in France, yet shockingly missed out to Morocco’s Mustapha Hadji.
Okocha likewise came third twice in 2003 and 2004, behind the team of Samuel Eto’o and Didier Drogba.
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“I figured I did what’s necessary to have won it since it wasn’t an accident that I won the BBC POTY twice in succession and didn’t figure out how to win the CAF grants, might be it wasn’t intended to be,” Okocha was cited by MastercardMEA.
The 46-year-old won the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations with the Super Eagles and was a piece of the side that came next in the 2000 release co-facilitated by Ghana and Nigeria.
The previous Bolton Wanderers star was likewise part of the crew that came third threefold in 2002, 2004, and 2006.
Okocha scored 14 goals in 73 appearances for Nigeria