Who is Jay Jay Okocha ?
Augustine Azuka "Jay-Jay" Okocha is a Nigerian former footballer who played as a midfielder. He is known for his stepovers, skill, technique, and being 'so good that they named him twice' (a line immortalised in a terrace chant while Okocha played for Bolton Wanderers). He is a dual Turkish-Nigerian citizen, having acquired Turkish citizenship as "Muhammet Yavuz" while playing for Süper Lig team Fenerbahçe.
“Come to see Okocha
You've only come to see Okocha
come to see Okocha
You've only come to see Okocha”
Jay Jay’s Bolton History
Okocha joined Bolton Wanderers on a free transfer after leaving PSG in the summer of 2002 after the FIFA World Cup. His debut season, despite being hampered by injury, made him a favourite with the Bolton fans, with the team printing shirts with the inscription "Jay-Jay – so good they named him twice". He steered the team away from relegation with seven goals, including the team Goal of the Season in the vital league win against West Ham. This was voted Bolton's best Premier League goal in a fans vote in 2008. The next season saw Okocha receive more responsibility as he was given the captain's armband following Guðni Bergsson's retirement. As captain he led Bolton to their first cup final in nine years where they finished runners-up in the 2004 Football League Cup.
In 2006, he was stripped of the captaincy – something he said he had seen coming, as there had been a change in attitude from some staff members. This had probably been due to his proposed move to the Middle East, which had been growing in speculation. At the end of the season, he refused a one-year extension in order to move to Qatar.
Following Bolton's relegation from the Premier League in 2012, Okocha stated that his time at the club was a waste of time, saying the club had not improved since his time there.
The Vision• Season 1: Get promoted at the first attempt
• Season 2-3: Avoid Relegation in the Premier League
• Season 4: Top Half finish
• Season 5: Push for Europe
• Season 6-8: Secure European status
• Season 9-11: Top 4 finishes
• Season 12-14: Challenge for the title
• Season 15-16: Win the league