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Rabiu reacts to Okocha comparison

18 June 2015, 10:15

Abuja - Super Eagles midfielder Rabiu Ibrahim has reacted to comparison between himself and Nigeria legend Austin Okocha, insisting he isn’t close to the level of the former Eintracht Frankfurt, Fenerbache, PSG and Bolton Wanderers midfield maestro yet.

"I can only dream of emulating and surpassing what he achieved in his career but I am no heir to Jay Jay Okocha, I am Rabiu Ibrahim" He told News24.

"Although the comparison shows how highly rated I am in the eyes of soccer loving Nigerians but, out of respect for what Okocha did for Nigeria, it's not right to put an upstart like me in his shoes at least not now, I am still learning the ropes".

Also read: Keshi to introduce more new players to Eagles

The AS Trencin midfielder is highly tipped to leave the Slovakia outfit this season but, he refuses to be drawn into where his likely destination will be.

"I have being through a lot in my short career in terms of switching clubs I am finally settled at AS Trencin but for how long, to where and when I don't know, I trust my agent to pick the best for me".

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