The much anticipated star Sixes tournament kicked off in London on Thursday night with some of the biggest names in football history rolled back the years.
The Nigerian team led by the mercurial Jay Jay Okocha started on a good note as they beat China 3-2 in their opening group b game with goals from former Everton strikers Yakubu Aiyegbeni and Daniel Amokachi
The Legends of Nigerian football put up a performance some of the younger generation would be envious of as players like Jay jay Okocha Yakubu Aiyegbeni and Daniel Amokachi dazzled
Former Everton Strikers Yakubu Aiyegbeni and Daniel Amokachi were Nigeria’s scorers against China in a team captained by former Bolton legend Austin Jay Jay Okocha
Aiyegbeni showed his predatory instincts haven’t dulled with 2 quick finishes his 2nd goal finishing off an exquisite pass from Jay jay okocha whose deft touches were still a delight to watch while Amokachi added a third with a delicate chip over Chinese keeper Li Wei after an assist from Yakubu and embarked on his typical Amotaxi celebration
In other games Portugal defeated Denmark 6-4 before Germany edged out France 4-3 the opening game of the tournament, England lost 4-1 to Spain, then Scotland defeated Mexico 3-1.
Brazil led by Rivaldo and Roberto Carlos edged former world champions Italy 2-1,with goals scored through Juninho and Juliano Belletti.
Nigeria’s next game is against Italy on Friday
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— ChrisBest Oguguo (@ChrisOguguo) July 14, 2017