Big Sam and Jay-Jay Okocha recreate iconic celebration from their Bolton heyday

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Sam Allardyce and Jay-Jay Okocha dancing celebration, now and then

History repeated itself at the Bolton University Stadium, as two of the club’s cult legends, Jay-Jay Okocha and former gaffer Sam Allardyce decided to recreate their iconic dance routine celebration.

The Reebok Stadium hosted a charity match between the current Bolton squad and the Wanderers “All-Stars” team featuring the likes of Okocha, Ivan Campo and Kevin Davies.

The Nigerian, who was the club’s ace in its heyday in the Premier League, stepped up yet again and bagged a goal for the legends. The goal marked a fairy-tale comeback post which the 48-year-old ran up to his former manager Allardyce, and the two showcased some stylish moves on the sidelines.

This historical dance dates back to 2003 which was when it first featured in the Reebok Stadium, rendering fans nostalgic of their glory days.

Bolton Wanderers peaked under Allardyce in the 2004/05 season, finishing 6th in the league and making it to the then UEFA Cup for the first time in their history. Under Big Sam, Okocha made 124 appearances after which the duo left the club in 2007. Bolton fans since then await an era as great as the one they saw in those years.

Though the match ended 7-4 with the legends on the losing side, the nifty footwork on display by the two showmen stole the show on the day.  

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