praised the commitment and passion of year old defender Calvin Bassey at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations, OwnGoalNigeria.com reports.
Bassey who is playing his first major tournament for the team has played in all games of the tournament so far for the Super Eagles as a part of a formidable center back trio with the duo of Semi Ajayi and William Troost-Ekong.
The Fulham defender was captured in a video dancing to a viral hit song in northern Nigeria and we sought to hear from his teammates on how he has settled into the demands of playing and also mixing up in the camp.
” 120 percent commitment on and off the pitch. Level headed, cool and very determined to help the team finish as the winners”, one senior player said when asked about Bassey.
Another one described him as the energy that drives training sessions, camp mood and also pre match warm ups. ” He has that energy in him. Such a lovely guy to have around, he brings life to trainings, pre match warm ups and when the camp is lightened up he is always available”, he said.
Two more players confirmed to us that they are hugely impressed with his desire to help the team and the manner which he has settled down to nailing a spot in the team since the start of the tournament. They hope he carries his form to the final later today.
Mohammed Mowiz Suleiman