A Nigerian preacher and General Overseer of Grace Family Outreach, Rev. Patrick-Grace Henry, has heavily criticised Nigerian football legend, Austin Jay Jay Okocha for endorsing a betting company.
Speaking to a congregation during a church service, Rev. Patrick Henry condemned Okocha’s move to become the face of a betting company in Nigeria and described him as a disgrace to his generation.
According to him, the former Super Eagles attacker and skipper brought joy to many people in his time when he was active as he did not only play football to score but to entertain and was a delight to watch for many football lovers.
Pastor Patrick Henry noted that Austin Okocha did not bet his way to greatness when he plying his trade as a footballer yet he is championing a course for young men to bet to make it and not work hard.
The anointed clergyman said he will confront Okocha anywhere he meets him and say this to his face.
“”Any day I see Okocha, I will tell him that he is a disgrace to this generation because he was the first footballer who played soccer for people to enjoy.
”Okocha never bet his way to football, but shame onto him for becoming the face of a betting company despite how he made his name.
”How can someone like Okocha be promoting betting with his image? it is a shame and I want him to know that he is a disgrace.”
Okocha is a disgrace to my generation – Patrick-Grace Henry
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