I am samadu Okocha Awudu professionally know as “okocha* and now know as “Coach Jay” I am the founder of OKO Soccer Academy.
Born 15 September 1984 in Accra, capital of Ghana in West Africa. My passion for soccer started from a young age, playing in the streets as a small child would soon be the start of a career I thought I could only dream of. Years passed and I continued to practice everyday, I was young but I was strong willed and never gave up the opportunity to play. My skill and dedication payed off when at seventeen I was scouted by a German club, so I moved to Europe and started my professional soccer career.
Over the next 15 years I played in many countries including Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Israel and Thailand for teams such as Hearts of Oaks, SC Bregenz, FC Senec and Maccabi Netanya just to name a few, I also represented Ghana multiple times on the national team “Black Stars”, played 2x in Champions League and 2x in Europa Cup. After many years of travel and playing I now speak several languages including English, Hebrew, Slovak and German as well as my national languages. I have a great understanding of cultural communication and maintain an all inclusive attitude.
Soccer is my life, I am lucky enough to share with my family and hand down to my son who is just as passionate as I was when I was his age.