Europa League Final: Okocha backs Eintracht Frankfurt to beat Rangers


Nigeria legend, Austine Okocha has backed his former club Eintracht Frankfurt to win the UEFA Europa League despite opponent Rangers having three of his countrymen in their ranks.

Okocha spent four years with the Eagles scoring 18 goals in 90 league appearances for the former Bundesliga champions.

Defenders Leon Balogun and Calvin Bassey as well as versatile midfielder Joe Aribo are key members of the Rangers squad.

But Okocha is rooting for Die Adler to claim the trophy due to his strong affinity with the club.

“To see Frankfurt in the final means the world – I am an Eintracht fan and I know how important it is for the fans because they have waited so long to be able to witness this magic game,” Okocha told

“I’m so happy for the club, the players, the fans and hopefully, they will do us the favour of winning the final!”

Despite his preference for his former club to win their first European title since 1980, Okocha predicted that Rangers will be a tough nut to crack for the Germans.

“It will be a tough one, but Frankfurt should go and try and dominate the game,” Okocha added.

“The first goal is so important, rather than trying to chase the game. They should trust in their ability and go for it! I wish Frankfurt the best of luck, and I can’t wait to see them celebrate!”

Eintracht Frankfurt is unbeaten in the UEFA Europa League this season and knocked out favourites Barcelona in the quarter-final.

Oliver Glasner’s side have also scored in all their 12 games in the competition.

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