Alan Shearer, Micah Richards Eulogise Okocha
By Sampson Adedeji
After so many years that former Nigeria’s Super Eagles midfielder and captain Austin Jay Jay Okocha left the premier league and football, former England players Alan Shearer and Micah Richards celebrated his contributions to the league, BSNSports.com.ng reports.
During a premier league cult heroes which was held over the weekend through a podcast, Shearer said the skills of Okocha is unbelievable and make difficult situation look easy.
Former Manchester City defender Richards in his own remark said he watched the Nigeria international a lot with the way he make the game interesting.
Richards ” I’ve watched him a lot, he’d just flick it over players’ heads and he was so calm with it, he’s one of the most skilful I’ve seen and he’s loved in Bolton. He possibly could have gone in a bit higher but I think there is better above him.
Shearer: He made the difficult things look easy – I must’ve tried that flicking over heads a million times and it’s never come off once. Gifted, natural ability, superb player.
Nigeria midfielder Jay-Jay Okocha joined Bolton on a free transfer from PSG in 2002.
He scored seven goals in his first season to steer the north-west club away from the relegation zone and netted 18 in total during his four-season stay.
He captained the club to their first cup final in nine years, when they lost to Middlesbrough in the 2004 League Cup final.