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Okocha named best player of tournament

Published Feb 14, 2004

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Rades, Tunisia - Nigerian captain Jay Jay Okocha has been named best player of the 2004 African Nations Cup, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) said on Saturday.

The 30-year-old midfielder received his award at halftime of Saturday's African Nations Cup final between Morocco and Tunisia at Rades.

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Okocha scored four goals and helped Nigeria to third place in the tournament.

After Friday's third place play-off win over Mali at Monastir, he described himself as well satisfied with his performance and said he had enjoyed the event more than in 1994 when he was in the winning team.

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