Liberian and former AC Milan player, George Oppong Weah has indicated that Jay Jay Okocha from Nigeria is a better player than Ghanaian legend, Abedi Pele.
The football legend even added he is nowhere close to Okocha when it comes to skills despite he winning the Ballon D’or (the only African to do so) during his playing days.
The Liberian who is contesting to be their country’s president told Bola Ray on Starr Chat on Wednesday that he will pick Okocha over Pele when it comes to skills.
He said; “Abedi is a strong player, he’s a creative player but Jay Jay is more skillful”.
“Even me, Jay Jay has more techniques than me. All the things that Jay Jay does on the field, we don’t even do one percent of it”, he continued.
“So Jay Jay is a legend when it comes to that; he is very creative, he is very smart and he knows how to do tricks”, he reiterated.
“For me I don’t do tricks, I will score a good goal and when I am squeezed up, I know how to run around. But to put the ball around and play with it, I give it to Jay Jay; he is an entertainer, the Ballon D’or winner added.
When the son of Abedi Pele, Andre Dede Ayew who plays for WestHam United in the Premiership was asked, he chose his dad over Okocha saying; “I will say Abedi Pele is the most skillful”.
“He had a lot of skills even though their style of play was different. He showed a lot of technique and a lot of finesse in his game”, he told Bola Ray.