Okocha: Nothing achieved yet

Posted: 6 February 2013 Time: 05:14 am

Former Nigeria captain Austin Okocha says the Super Eagles will have to do it all over again when they face Mali on Wednesday.

The Eagles defied all expectations to beat tournament favourites Cote d'Ivoire in the quarter-finals, but Okocha says nothing has been achieved yet.

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"We all celebrated when they beat Cote d'Ivoire but we have to understand that as good as that result was, they have not achieved anything yet," Okocha warned.

"Beating Cote d'Ivoire is good, but it is not silverware. Now is when the real work starts and they have to play with the same determination that they played against Cote d'Ivoire.

"Now they are no longer underdogs, they are the favourites and Mali will play them the same way they played Cote d'Ivoire. So they must play Mali as if they are playing against Brazil or Spain."

Okocha, who is taking a private jet from Johannesburg to Durban to see the game, says despite the inexperience in the squad, they have shown that they can do anything they want

"I must confess that I was surprised by the way they played. But I believe that if they play the same way, they can get to the Final."

Article by: Colin Udoh

Previous comments on this story...

Sir eeemzaa-walikhosi
posted: 05:37 am
Ja true that I remember on da 08/012/2012 when pierats celebrated a draw against the most successful team in psl (Kaizer Chiefs)

K4L : let's hear
Mphoza83
posted: 06:57 am
Eeezma o no ba ditlatla... This is Nigerian news not some stupid news 4rm Nazoorena aka bobby's dogs... Respect Nigeria for they hav qualified 4 da semis nt sum zebrish news... Up da bucs!
SOCCERKING
posted: 07:09 am
Be gratefull you are in the semi finals.
kgamosha la masodoma
posted: 07:09 am
This guy understand football just like the way he played it
CFN739
posted: 07:48 am
eeemzaa-walikhosi

posted: 05:37 am | Report
@ eeemzaa-walikhosi
Ja true that I remember on da 08/012/2012 when pierats celebrated a draw against the most successful team in psl (Kaizer Chiefs)

K4L : let's hear
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You are out of order THIS IS NIGERIAN NEWS stlaela.......domkop
De Bruin!!!
posted: 08:01 am
eeemzaa-walikhosiposted: 05:37 am | Report

Ja true that I remember on da 08/012/2012 when pierats celebrated a draw against the most successful team in psl (Kaizer Chiefs)

K4L : let's hear
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So early in ze morning and you already showering us with your stupidity, indeed your a domkop.
Koool
posted: 08:06 am
JJ...true dat, i hope this will inspire RSA and show them that mediocre/2nd place is not celebrated cause you always have to strive for the best, to be no. 1. BafanaX2 cant be happy cause they reached the quarters(1win, 2 draws, 1 lose) they have been long in the international stage for them to say they have improved and are building for the future(government always say the same about service delivery), this mentality must STOP!!!
DTC Spiritual Owner AKA Jomo Sono
posted: 08:39 am
How Kick Off why do you have to mention Okocha taking a Private Jet. How relevant is that to the story, or you want to make us aware that Jay Jay can afford private jet.

Ok let me tell you Colin Udoh it is common practice that private jets are used during tournament of this nature, so stop with this pathetic journalism and stick to Jay Jay football comments. Mummu!!!!
Sekhukhune
posted: 08:42 am
@eeemzaa-walikhosi, Stop exposing yo family manners esale ka masa sethotho tena,

Salute to Okocha
maphul 'inkomo
posted: 08:47 am
At least okocha dnt celebrate mediocre performance, kesha just take d cup with local players to prove them wrong
jipas
posted: 08:47 am
@Emza walekhosi,this is about Nigeria please dont make a fool of yourself.People in Nigeria also read your comments and they are suprised and ask themselves,what is this idioto(idiot) talking about.Pleasese dont embarass us.
KOIYOKO
posted: 09:50 am
Is it necessary to mention that Jay-Jay is taking a private Jet to Durban?
Zane10
posted: 09:53 am
eeemzaa-walikhosi
posted: 05:37 am | Report
Ja true that I remember on da 08/012/2012 when pierats celebrated a draw against the most successful team in psl (Kaizer Chiefs)
K4L : let's hear
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Uringa amasimba san so early in the morning, get a girlfriend.... Utswayi lugcwele, selihamba ekhanda manje!!!!
Liesbeeck
posted: 09:59 am
eeemzaa-walikhosiposted: 05:37 am | Report Ja true that I remember on da 08/012/2012 when pierats celebrated a draw against the most successful team in psl (Kaizer Chiefs)

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We celebrated that draw as it was a turning point.But as JJ also pointed out, we didnt take that as silverware hence we went on to record 5 cups thereafter.
Philosopher`
posted: 10:03 am
The boss has said it all.
The Dalai Lama
posted: 10:10 am
And here we are showering Bafana players with praises for a quaterfinal exit,we are so used to mediocrity it scares the hell out of me.
k25
posted: 10:19 am
Jay Jay, you're a true eagle .., and you understand footaball like you play.. hopfully you will be a good coach like guardiola.. i think Mr. Okocha said it all. now everyone will look at us like favorite and mali will play with the same determination we played Ivory coast, so we need to play them like playing vs spain , brasil, germany, etc. in fact we need to play them like this is the final. because nothing had been acheave yet.., we deserve to be in the final, and in order to be to the final we need to bit mali... so please play them like this is our last game, i mean like this is the final.
may God bless us..
we all will be suporting super eagle until the last minute of the turnemant.
i want to see you guys to the final.
Please Mr. Okocha, Kanu, Sunday Olise, etc.., be on the stadium on time to supert the boy , because you guys have the posibility to flay to south africa and your present in the stadium is extra motivation for the boys.
Nkata Offor 1 of Igbo land
posted: 10:51 am
JJ Tell them, because arrival mentality has covered this forum, only one match win has make keshi d best in the world. mummuuss
SDO-WAALIKHOOSI
posted: 11:42 am
Who cares. Pierats were writing on every article that they signed kalaba.
mqadin
posted: 01:17 pm
Lets support Nigeria guys and make sure they win coz the cup will stay in hillbrow or Point road,thats whew Nigerians live
▌▌ Y1NKA ,¸¸,ø¤º°º¤ ᵀᴴᴱ'ᴼᴿᴵᴳᴵᴻᴬᴸ ╚ll╝
posted: 02:51 pm
▌▌✨Yiηkα ★....Oηє ℓσvє Nαιjα

Naija till i die. .

To hell with pirate
Malots
posted: 03:28 pm
well said JAY JAY
Black Lion
posted: 05:05 pm
The most talented African player I've ever seen , he isn't just Nigerian but he is our African Maradonna
stanslinks
posted: 06:59 pm
UUUUUUUUUPPPPPPPPPPPPP SSSSSSSSUUUUUUUUUUUUPPPPPPPPPPEEEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRRR EEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGLLLLLLLLLLLLLLEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSS. WELCOME TO THE AFCON FINALS 2013. WE LOVE YOU!!!
stanslinks
posted: 07:17 pm
Is it necessary to mention that Jay-Jay is taking a private Jet to Durban?
...................................................................................................................................@ Koiyoko, if you do not appreciate that part of the article, simply close your eyes or skip it when next you read through.
Meanhile, Thank you Super Eagles.
london-man
posted: 08:33 pm
Evidently, Jay jay Okocha took a private Jet to Durban
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