Former Super Eagles captain Austin Jay Jay Okocha has openly expressed his preference for watching European leagues over the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).
Okocha revealed his sentiments during the English Premier League trophy tour in Nairobi, Kenya, emphasizing the need for the NPFL to enhance its standards to attract substantial sponsorship.
He encouraged the NPFL board to take inspiration from European leagues and make necessary improvements.
To quote Okocha directly, “I don’t think I’d watch the Nigerian League if there is a Premier League match on television, that is if I am being honest because the Premier League is more attractive. We need to go back to the drawing board and give ourselves time and put something together that will make our leagues attractive.”