Okocha’s former club Bolton Wanderers’ players go on strike

Okocha’s former club Bolton Wanderers’ players go on strike

Bolton’s players have gone on strike and have told the club that they will refuse to play their remaining Championship fixtures until their wages have been paid.

Okocha joined Bolton Wanderers on a free transfer after leaving PSG in the summer of 2002 after the FIFA World Cup. In 2012, Following Bolton’s relegation from the Premier League, Okocha stated that his time at the club was now rendered a waste of time because the club had not invested and improved on the foundations that was laid during his time there.


7 years after, Bolton has failed to make progress, already relegated from the Championship, Bolton are due to play Brentford on Saturday and Nottingham Forest on May 5, 2019.


Players have still not received their salaries for March and are due to be paid April’s wages on April 30 but there appears to be no sign that this will happen.


A statement from the Bolton players said: ‘The long-running financial crisis at our club has been well documented. As has the fact that we, the playing staff have yet to receive our March salaries. Five of our coaching staff are also yet to be paid for March…We have suffered numerous issues this season, and recent season.


Brought on by the mismanagement of this club. We have been operating in a near-untenable environment for some time and it is the accumulation of these issues that have resulted in our decision.’


This is not the first protest the players have launched and earlier this month they refused to train for 48 hours after March wages went unpaid.

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