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2022 World Cup: Jay-Jay Okocha gets FIFA appointment
 
By: Cletus Sunday Ilobanafor
Fri, 1 Apr 2022   ||   Nigeria,
 

A celebrated Nigerian legend and former skipper, Austin Jay-Jay Okocha, has been appointed to join other football legends on Friday as draw assistants for the FIFA 2022 World Cup in Qatar later this year.

FIFA disclosed this in a post via their website on Wednesday.

Okocha will join Germany’s Lothar Matthaüs, Brazil’s Cafu, Algeria’s Rabah Madjer, Australia’s Tim Cahill, Qatari’s Adel Ahmed MalAllah, and Iran’s Ali Daei.

They will be joined by the coach of the Super Eagles at the 1998 World Cup, Bora Milutinovic.

The 2022 World Cup draw will take place at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre in the Qatari capital city.

The conducting team for the draw has been listed as; Carli Lloyd, Samantha Johnson and Jermaine Jenas.

Meanwhile, Okocha was a playmaking midfielder who helped Nigeria qualify for their first FIFA World Cup in 1994.

The former Paris Saint-German star won the Olympic title two years later.

 

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