UEFA Cup experience with Bolton was like winning a trophy – Okocha

0
40

Former Captain Jay-Jay Okocha narrated his time with Bolton Wanderers as one of the best of his career and believes playing in Europe with the club was like winning a cup.

Okocha who was appointed as captain after 12 months at the club scored 18 goals in 144 games between 2002 and 2006, before leaving for Qatar.

He also led Bolton to the Carling Cup final, where they lost to Middlesbrough 2-1 in Cardiff.

They qualified for the UEFA Cup ( now Europa League) after finishing sixth placed in the Premier League and it was their best season till date.

READ ALSO: Bonded with The Winged Lions

Okocha started their first game against Lokomotiv Plovdiv at the Reebok Stadium on September 15, 2005 in Bolton, England

Goals from Hidetashi Nakata and Kevin Nolan gave the Trotters a memorable 1st round first leg over the Bulgarian outfit.

The 2-1 scoreline was repeated in the reverse fixture a few weeks later as Wanderers earned passage to the next round, eventually exiting the competition that season in the last 32 phase at the hands of French side Marseille.

Watch Leakblast TV channel from around the world

Thanks for Watching via the most updated Online TV

SUPPORT LEAKBLAST JOURNALISM OF INTEGRITY AND CREDIBILITY

Good  journalism costs a lot of money.

For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble Endeavor.

By contributing to LeakBlast, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.

Support LeakBlast

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here