Star Sixes: Okocha, Babayaro lead Nigeria to London

Celestine Babayaro is promising to perform his trademark celebratory backflip if he scores for Nigeria at Star Sixes this summer – as long as he doesn’t break his foot again! 

The former Chelsea and Newcastle defender is the latest star to be unveiled for the inaugural international six-a-side tournament, which will be held at London’s O2 Arena from July 13 to 16. 
Austin Okocha

Babayaro was famous for his acrobatics until it was revealed he had broken a metatarsal, but he insists it will not stop him celebrating in style if he scores at the Dome this summer. 

“If I score the odd goal at Star Sixes, the backflip could well be on again,” said Babayaro, who will again join forces with international team-mate Jay-Jay Okocha, plus other big names still to be announced, when they kick off at the tournament against China on Thursday, July 13. 

“It was a bit of a misconception that I broke my leg doing it after scoring for Chelsea. I had actually fractured my fifth metatarsal on the training ground, not in the game. But it was a story that stuck.” - Online Sources


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