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AFCON 2023: Bassey Makes Round Of 16 Best XI

AFCON 2023: Bassey Makes Round Of 16 Best XI

Super Eagles defender Calvin Bassey has been included in the AFCON 2023 round of 16 best 11.

The team of the round of 16 was compiled by whoscored.com.

Bassey was impressive for the Eagles in the 2-0 win against Cameroon’s Indomitable Lions.

The Fulham star provided the assist for the Eagles’ second goal scored by Ademola Lookman, who bagged a brace in the win.

Commenting on Bassey’s performance, whoscored.com wrote:”Despite Ademola Lookman’s brace, the player of the match in Nigeria’s 2-0 win over Cameroon was Fulham centre-back Calvin Bassey, who made a total of four tackles, one interception and four accurate long balls.

“The 24-year-old also won four aerial duels and provided the assist for his side’s second goal, in the 90th minute.”

Bassey will hope to replicate the same performance when the Eagles take on Angola in the quarter-finals on Friday.

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  • Deeeee 1 3 months ago

    I don’t know which other right back in this tournament is better than Ola aina o! Correct me if I’m wrong please 

  • Field Marshall. General. Sir Johnbob 3 months ago

    Correct baller! Get in Calvin Bassey big up yourself my youth! Braaaap!

  • Ufuoma Douglas 3 months ago

    Three players that would have added flavor to the Eagles squad are Ndidi, Boniface and Ebuchi. Ndidi would have given room for substitution in the midfield instead of over working Onyeka. Boniface would have been a plus one with speed, power, vision and assist. Ebuchi would have given Sanusi time to rest, and complement the left wingback without an issue.
    All the same may God of soccer grant the Eagles injury free tournament

    • Chima E Samuels 3 months ago

      Who is Ebuchi and which one is God of soccer please explain???

      • Ufuoma Douglas 3 months ago

        Ebuchi replaced ola in the friendly March between Nigeria and Argentina that ended 4-2 in favour of Nigeria, and he successfully pocket angel de-Maria. He came in second half against iceland in the World Cup.he played the Nigeria Vs Saudi Arabia friendly of recent before the nations cup.
        He had a god outing in the 2019 nations cup and currently playing for a club in Italy top flight. league.
        Any other question sir

      • Chima E Samuels 3 months ago

        Omg Tyronne Ebuehi??? Yes he is good but Osayi took his slot. Osayi is equally decent but you didn’t give me answer about god of soccer.

  • Bassey Nigeria’s best defender by a mile

  • Coache 3 months ago

    Ajax almost destroyed his career. HIS CONFIDENCE IS BACK BIG TIME.

    Respect Calvin. Ajax are.so incredible that now they are still.blaming Bassey in their dreams for their predicament

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