The football legend had disguised himself as a cleaner who was going about his regular duties of collecting trash and stuffing the dustbin, while the bystanders who had gathered there were unaware that one of the most loved Nigerians was anywhere close by.
He went about collecting trash and even showed his football skills at some point but no one recognised him.
The young footballers and the crowd at the final, which held at Onikan stadium, Lagos, were shocked after he revealed his true identity as the match was about to kick off.
Jay Jay Okocha,who was former Super Eagles captain was named skipper of Bolton Wanderers following Guðni Bergsson’s retirement and as leader, he led the Trotters to the 2004 League Cup final where they bowed to Middlesbrough.
England manager, Sam Allardyce recently said Jay Jay Okocha is the best captain he has ever had. The Three Lions boss told Mirror.co.uk:
“Jay Jay Okocha, on and off the field he was the captain you looked for.
“In a multi-national side from all over the world, he could speak four different languages, communicate very well with some of the players who couldn’t speak quite as good English.
“He sorted the odd scuffle out in the dressing room, talked to the players about how we had to go out and win. He’d take the manager’s instructions and apply them in the right way.
“Then there was his outstanding ability on the field, leading by example and showing everybody he wasn’t a mercenary which was suggested in the beginning, that he’d only come for the money. He became an iconic figure at Bolton Wanderers.”