Super Eagles’ former captains, Sunday OIiseh and Austin Jay Jay Okocha are two of the most renowned African football icons billed for a StarTimes/DFL Deutsche Fussball Liga legends tour of Africa this month.
The tour, which will hold from December16 to 22, according to the organisers, is a three-country trek to interact with African football fans and to promote the German football league as well as its official broadcaster in sub-Saharan Africa, StarTimes.
Olympic gold medal and African Cup of Nations winner, Okocha, who played for Eintracht Frankfurt, will be in Nigeria and Ghana from December 16 to 19, where he will share his view on the Bundesliga during live studio shows and serve as co-commentator for Bundesliga matches.
He will also take part in various activities like football clinics, autograph sessions, five-a-side football, visits to grassroots academies, selfies and more with African football fans.
Sunday Oliseh, who won the Bundesliga trophy ‘Meisterschale,’ the Olympic Gold Medal and the African Cup of Nations played for FC Köln, Borussia Dortmund and VfL Bochum. He will visit Kenya between December 20 and 22, appearing as an analyst and guest with media partners, holding training sessions with local football managers and meeting with football fans in Nairobi.
“We are very happy that Jay-Jay and Sunday will join the Legends Tour and I believe that African football fans will enjoy a wonderful week with the two legends shortly before the end of the year,” said William Masy, Overseas PR Director of StarTimes.
Managing Director of DFL Sports Enterprises, the commercial arm of DFL, Jörg Daubitzer, emphasizes on the importance of the Legends Tour: “With fans all over the world, we have the duty to take the Bundesliga experience out of Germany. Over the last years, activities like the Legends Tour have brought us closer to our supporters, showing them what the Bundesliga stands for. With the StarTimes & Bundesliga Legends Tour, we are enabling fans to get close to two of the biggest African Bundesliga stars of all time and to experience our league at first hand.”
As part of build up to the legends tour events, Okocha and Oliseh were both in Germany to watch their former clubs Eintracht Frankfurt and Dortmund do battle last Saturday on November 26. The game ended 2-1 in favour of Eintracht Frankfurt.