Nigerian legend Jay Jay Okocha to visit Nairobi with Premier League trophy
Augustine Azuka ‘Jay-Jay’ Okocha, the legendary former captain of the Nigeria’s Super Eagles is set to visit Nairobi, Kenya, with the English Premier League trophy for an exclusive viewing event to ‘elevate the event fervor for all present’.
The Nigerian player is hailed as the most skillful African footballer of all time as evidenced by his performance in the 1990 World Cup that highly impressed Brazilian football legend Ronaldinho.
His Premier League playing career dates back to 2003 when he signed up with Bolton Wanderers until the end of his contract in 2006.
According to his Premier League records, he appeared in 124 matches, scored 14 goals and orchestrated 11 assists. He also received one player of the month in November 2003. He also went on to play for Paris Saint Germain in France.
Okocha further boasts stints with a number of clubs in France, Germant, Turkey, England, Qatar and India before he hanged his boots in 2002.
During a past birthday, his fans wished him well as some called upon him to come out of retirement and help Manchester United restore their glory days as witnessed during Sir Alex Ferguson’s reign.
The exclusive viewing event meanwhile is scheduled to take place from September 1, 2023 to September 2, 2023.
The highlight of the Premier League Trophy event will be its grand showcase on Saturday, 2nd September 2023, at the Carnivore Grounds where fans will be welcomed from 9am to 4pm.
According to a press statement from Castrol, the official Premier League’s partner, “This event promises to give fans an exclusive opportunity to witness the cherished Premier League Trophy, connecting them more closely with the League.”
“The Premier League Trophy event in Kenya is a significant moment for football lovers in the region. Castrol is an official partner of the Premier League and we are thrilled to offer this unique experience to our passionate football community in collaboration with RUBiS Energy Kenya. The event promises to be more than just a viewing; it is an immersion into football’s rich tapestry, complete with interactive games, vibrant music, and the exclusive opportunity to witness the trophy up close,” said Mr Ed Savage, Castrol Kenya’s County Manager.
RUBis’ Energy Kenya Group Managing Director Jean-Christian Bergeron also said that this event will embody the heart and soul of football in Kenya, a sport that unites millions globally.
“For many Kenyan fans, the Premier League is not just a competition; it is a weekly ritual, a community, and a source of immense pride. By bringing the Trophy to their doorstep, Castrol and RUBiS Energy Kenya are not only acknowledging the fans’ unwavering dedication but also cementing Kenya’s position on the global football map,” added Mr Bergeron.
The Premier League produces the most competitive and compelling football in the world. The League and its clubs, including Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea- its most popular teams- use the power and popularity of the competition to inspire fans, communities and partners in the UK and across the world.
The Premier League brings people together from all backgrounds and is available to watch in 900 million homes across 189 countries.