CAF names Okocha Africa’s best Dribbler

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Confederation of African Football (CAF) has rated former Nigeria international Austin Okocha as one of the most talented dribblers the continentโ€™s ever produced.

CAF stated this while reacting to organiser of the English top flight, Premier League, on their remembrance of Okochaโ€™s signing by Bolton Wanderers on 18 June 2002.

Premier League

โœ”@premierleague

๐‘บ๐’ ๐’ˆ๐’๐’๐’… ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’š ๐’๐’‚๐’Ž๐’†๐’… ๐’‰๐’Š๐’Ž ๐’•๐’˜๐’Š๐’„๐’† ๐Ÿ”ฅ in 2002, @OfficialBWFC signed the one and only @IAmOkocha ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ

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The Premier League, on their verified Twitter handle and a shot clip of Okocha dribbles, wrote: โ€œOnThisDay in 2002, @OfficialBWFC signed the one and only @IAmOkocha.โ€

CAF

โœ”@CAF_Online

One of the @NGSuperEagles & Africa’s most talented dribblers: @IAmOkocha ๐Ÿ˜ https://twitter.com/premierleague/status/1273608763803668480ย โ€ฆ

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Premier League

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๐‘บ๐’ ๐’ˆ๐’๐’๐’… ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’š ๐’๐’‚๐’Ž๐’†๐’… ๐’‰๐’Š๐’Ž ๐’•๐’˜๐’Š๐’„๐’† ๐Ÿ”ฅ#OnThisDay in 2002, @OfficialBWFC signed the one and only @IAmOkocha ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ

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And reacting to the Premier League, CAF Twitted alongside a clip of Okocha against Zambia in the final of the 1994 AFCON final: โ€œOne of the @NGSuperEagles & Africaโ€™s most talented dribblers: @IAmOkocha.โ€

Okocha, 46, joined Bolton Wanderers on a free transfer after leaving PAris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2002 after the FIFA World Cup in Korea/Japan.

Okocha steered Bolton away from relegation with seven goals, including the team Goal of the Season in the vital league win against West Ham United .

The goal against West Ham was voted Boltonโ€™s best Premier League goal in a fans vote in 2008.

The next season saw Okocha was given the captainโ€™s armband following Guรฐni Bergssonโ€™s retirement. As captain he led Bolton to their first cup final in nine years where they lost 2-1 to Middlesbrough in the 2004 Football League Cup.

He eventually left Bolton in 2006 and joined Qatari club SC where he spent just one season.

Completesports.com

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