Things To Know About “Bassey,” The Italian-born Youngster Who Received His 1st Super Eagles Call-up

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The Nigerian national team head coach, Gernot Rohr, released the names of players who would participate in the upcoming World Cup qualifiers. Notable players like Etebo and Ndidi were absent due to injuries. Other regulars like Leon Balogun, Ola Aina, Omeruo, Alex Iwobi, Kelechi Iheanacho, Ekong, and Victor Osimhen were also invited.

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On the other hand, Calvin Bassey was handed his first callup for the Super Eagles of Nigeria. Well, many football lovers have asked about this youngster, and this article will be sharing things Nigerians should know about Calvin Bassey. Take a look!

WHO IS CALVIN BASSEY?

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Calvin Bassey Ughelumba is a youngster who is entitled to play for three nations. Bassey was born in Italy but grew up in England. Furthermore, Bassey’s roots can be traced to Nigeria. Therefore he could play for Nigeria, Italy, and England. Note that Calvin Bassey is just 21-year-old.

WHICH CLUB SIDE DOES HE PLAY FOR?

It must be stated that Calvin Bassey had a rough beginning. In an interview, he spoke about how many times he failed and kept pushing. He said he was rejected by Leyton Orient. He also said he didn’t get any response from Crystal Palace. Furthermore, Bassey said he spent a lot of time at Charlton, but he didn’t make the cut. The Charlton incident broke him, but he eventually got admitted into the Leicester City academy in 2015. Note that the youngster moved from Leicester City to Rangers in 2020.

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Interestingly, the 21-year-old youngster plays for Rangers in Scotland. He plays alongside Leon Balogun and Joe Aribo. Also, Bassey has played 7 full games for Rangers this season, and he has been exceptional.

WHAT IS BASSEY’S POSITION ON THE FIELD?

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Bassey plays as a left-back and can also feature Centre-back. Note that the 21-year-old is very energetic and strong aerially. Also, note that the versatile defender has received one yellow card in the Scottish league and another yellow card in the Scottish league cup.

WHAT WILL BASSEY OFER THE SUPER EAGLES OF NIGERIA?

Note that Nigeria will face Central Africa at home on the 7th of October and away on the 10th of October. However, it is expected that 21-year-old would get some minutes. Well, Bassey is expected to add more rigidity to the Nigerian defense. Furthermore, Sanusi’s absence from the team is an indication that the Bassey would start against Central Africa. His physicality and ability to transit from defense to attack would be vital.

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Source: Mcebiscoo.com

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