Dele-Bashiru: Okocha, Kanu are my heroes

Dele-Bashiru: Okocha, Kanu are my heroes

Watford midfielder Tom Dele-Bashiru has revealed that his heroes in Nigerian football are Austin Okocha and Nwankwo Kanu.

Both Okocha and Kanu are legends of Nigerian football.

Dele-Bashiru, who is with Nigeria at the U23 AFCON in Egypt, is proud to represent the West African country after playing for England at youth level.

“I’m very proud of my Nigerian roots,” he was quoted as saying on Watford’s website.

“It’s a great honour to play for my country and show everyone that Nigeria is a great breeding place for talents. It’s a massive country and we have massive support. Everyone there is a football fanatic, so the country will be behind us during this tournament. We have got to make them proud.

“Okocha is my hero. I just loved his playing style and watched videos of him all the time when I was growing up. He’s a big hero of mine, as is Kanu.”