Okocha, Ronaldo, Seedorf score in charity game against poverty

Austin Jay Jay Okocha
Austin Jay Jay Okocha

Former Super Eagles skipper and current Delta State FA Chairman, Austin Jay Jay Okocha, was among the goals scorers as football legends across the world played a charity game against French side, Saint Etienne, to raise money against poverty Monday night.

The game was the 12th annual Match Against Poverty with a Saint-Etienne all-star side hosting a Ronaldo Zidane and friends XI.

The football legends won the charity game 9-7 with Okocha getting one of the goals.

Okocha who starred alongside Ronaldo,Zinedine Zidane,Clarence Seedorf and Fabian Barthez, curled in a wonderful strike as his star-studded side emerged victorious at the at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard.

Like many charity cum friendly matches, defending was at a its lowest premium, but goals were aplenty; reaching double figures to the delight of the fans who watched the match played at the Geoffroy-Guichard.

Aside Okocha , one of the goals of the game came from the super cool Clarence Seedorf who earned his name on the score sheet with a sublime chip.

Also on target was former French international David Trezeguet, but it was the duo of Ronaldo and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who shone the brightest as both players grabbed a hat-trick during the encounter.


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