Okocha Named 33rd Best Foreign EPL Player

By Ikenga Chronicles February 10, 2017

Okocha Named 33rd Best Foreign EPL Player

Former Super Eagles captain, Austin Okocha, has been listed 33rd among the 100 best foreign players in the English Premier League, according to the ranking by the celebrated football magazine, FourFourTwo.

The former Bolton Wanderers midfielder will be remembered for his dribbling skills and the glamour he added to the EPL during his playing days in England.

According to the magazine, “Okocha almost single- handedly rescued Bolton from relegation trouble in his first season, netting crucial long-range goals and dazzling the Premier League with a string of outrageous skills and showboats that embarrassed a host of opponents.best player in the league – even at Bolton,” the magazine said.

Okocha was one of Bolton’s best player where he won the BBC African Footballer of the Year in 2003 and 2004,
and claimed the Premier League Player of the Month in November 2003.

Meanwhile, former Nigeria captain and Arsenal striker, Nwankwo Kanu and erstwhile Super Eagles forward, Yakubu Aiyegbeni, were also listed.

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