Former Super Eagles’ skipper Austin “Jay Jay’’ Okocha says the idea behind setting up a foundation was to assist budding talents in the country realise their dreams in the game.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Okocha unveiled the Austin Jay Jay Okocha Foundation on Tuesday in Lagos.
“I grew from a poor family and my life changed through football. So, we have adopted football as a tool to get the players back to school because education is key to this idea.
“To this end, we have partnered I-Naira.com to auction some of my kits in both the national team and the clubsides.
“This, I and my partners believe will encourage the upcoming stars to become top stars in the nearest future,’’ Okocha who played as a midfielder for many clubs across France, England, Germany and Turkey said.
He however said he was not going to reveal the kits that would be displayed for auctioning now.
“But Nigerians will get to know those items in the coming days.”
NAN reports that the Austin Jay Jay Okocha Foundation has however sealed a contractual deal with I-Naira.com which will kick start the auctioning process for the foundation.
The foundation unveiling ceremony was attended by Austin Okocha’s brother, Emma Okocha, as well as his former national teammates such as Peter Rufai, Austin Eguavoen and Mutiu Adepoju.(NAN)