SarTimes and DFL Deutsche Fussball Liga have announced that Austin Jay-Jay Okocha and Sunday Oliseh, two of the most famed African football icons, will join the StarTimes & Bundesliga Legends Tour to Africa this month.
From December 16-22, the two Bundesliga legends will be on 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.
Okocha, Olympic Gold Medal winner and African Cup of Nations winner who played for Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt, will travel to Nigeria and Ghana from December 16-19.
While in Lagos and Accra, Okocha will share his views 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.
Oliseh who won the Bundesliga trophy “Meisterschale”, the Olympic Gold Medal and the African Cup of Nations played for Bundesliga clubs 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 Overseas PR Director of StarTimes, William Masy.
Okocha is rated as one of the best dribblers in Bundesliga’s history – his entertaining style delighted fans of Eintracht Frankfurt and all over Germany. Oliseh left his footprints in Köln, Dortmund and Bochum as rock-solid midfielder and reached ultimate heights when he became Bundesliga champion with Borussia Dortmund in season 2001/02.
In 2015, StarTimes signed an exclusive broadcasting contract with DFL Sports Enterprises for five successive seasons (2015/16 to 2019/20), acquiring extensive media rights to provide exposure of the Bundesliga in Sub-Saharan Africa.
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 on November 26. The game ended 2-1 in favour of Eintracht Frankfurt. Okocha met with his former coach and was on the pitch to loud applause cheering the home fans before the game.