Fifa have named Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha a member of the 11-man panel that will select the 23-man shortlist for the 2017 FIFA Best Men’s Player.

The former Super Eagle skipper would be on the panel alongside other football legends like Colombian icon Carlos Valderrama, Brazil’s Cafu, Ex-Barca and Spain captain Carles Puyol, Japan’s Hidetoshi Nakata, Alex Frei of Switzerland, Enzo Francescoli of Uruguay, Landon Donovan of the United States of America and New Zeland’s Ivan Vicelich.

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The shortlist, including those for Best FIFA Women’s Coach, Best FIFA Men’s Coach, and Best FIFA Women’s Player would be decided on on Thursday.

The Fifa gala and award ceremony is slated for October 23 in London, England.