Nigerian forward Chinedu Obasi has expressed his determination to make an impact at Bolton Wanderers as he prepares for his debut in the English Championship. The club, which gained promotion from League One last season, has struggled in the second division, winning just nine games. Currently positioned 19th in the league, Bolton Wanderers are keen to secure their place and avoid relegation. Obasi, who has already showcased his talent in three games for the club’s Under-23s team, is eager to contribute to the team’s success.
In an interview with Bolton’s official website, Obasi stated, “I want to help the team any way I can. I’ve always wanted to be here, to play here [in England]. I love scoring goals and am looking forward to doing great things and helping the team.” The forward, who scored twice against Burnley and Barnsley, is optimistic about his upcoming debut this weekend against Leeds.
Obasi also expressed his delight at following in the footsteps of Nigerian football legend Jay-Jay Okocha, who played for Bolton Wanderers. Reflecting on his first experience at the club, Obasi said, “Jay-Jay is a legend. I came here quite a long time ago to watch him when I was about 15 or 16 with the Nigeria Under-17s national team. Being able to play for a club that he’s been with is a big pleasure for me.”
Having witnessed Okocha’s brilliance at the Reebok Stadium, now known as the Macron Stadium, Obasi is excited to make his own mark. “It’s a great honor to be here. I’m very delighted to be part of this great club. I will need every little support that I can get because the league is new to me, but I’ll do my best. I’ll fight for every minute to make this club proud,” he added.
With the support of his teammates and a determination to contribute to Bolton Wanderers’ survival in the Championship, Obasi’s debut is eagerly anticipated by fans. As he steps onto the pitch, he will aim to emulate the success of his idol and make a lasting impact in English football.