Stephen Dunmoye

Organizer of the English Premier League, has celebrated legendary Nigeria skipper Austin Okocha, who featured for Bolton Wanderers during his time in England, as part of its moves to commemorate the Black History Month.

A two minutes video of Okocha exhibiting his skills at Bolton was published on the Premier League’s Twitter handle.

Also a caption from the Premier League read, “So good they named him twice, Jay Jay Okocha was pure joy to watch, an artist with the ball at his feet.”

“We’re celebrating iconic players from around the world who’ve starred in the PL as part of BlackHistoryMonth.”

Black History Month is the annual celebration and commemoration of moments in history, achievements and contributions that Black people have made.

First brought to the UK in the 1980s, Black History Month was initially introduced to the country by a member of the Greater London Council, Akyaaba Addai Sebo.

Since 1987, Black History Month has been celebrated annually in the UK, to eradicate discrimination and encourage racial equality.

It is celebrated in February in the United States and Canada, while in Ireland, and the United Kingdom it is observed in October.