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Siasia Backs Obasi To Succeed At Bolton If He Stays Fit

Siasia Backs Obasi To Succeed At Bolton If He Stays Fit

By Bamidele Boluwaji: Former Nigeria coach Samson Siasia has described Chinedu Obasi’s move to Bolton Wanderers as one that will help the striker revive his career, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

Obasi who played under Siasia at the 2005 African Youth Championship in Benin Republic and the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Holland the same year, was on Saturday given a short-term deal until the end of the season, subject to international clearance by the Championship side.


“I think it was good for him because he is one of the players I can describe as highly talented among Nigerian players but he has not been fortunate when it comes to injuries,” Siasia, who also coached Obasi at the Beijing Olympics in 2008, told CSN.

“He was excellent when he was with the Flying Eagles and I saw him as one of the players that would make it big in football, following the talent he displayed in Holland.

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“Now that he has the opportunity to play in England, I can only wish him well and an injury-free period. If he has no injury problem, I am sure that Bolton will offer him a better contract at the end of the season.”

Nigerian international Obasi, 31, last played for Swedish side AIK before moving to the Championship side to fulfill his dream of playing in England.

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  • PapaFem 4 years ago

    Another unfurtunate talent. Ogbuke was a natural successor to Utaka the Attacker. But injury would not let him be. Now that you in England, may the Lord renew your strength yo start afresh

  • David Ekpe 4 years ago

    Siasia why will back him after he went an signed a slave contract of play to per meaning when he is not playing a competitive match we won’t be paid. And rumour as it that the couch of the team is not in support of is hiring so automatically demoting him to the under 23 for the rest of the season. My own is who was he trying to impress me or is girlfrd. For the simple fact that he want to playboy UK