“It’s harder to breathe here”, Super Eagles new boy Calvin Bassey on African football

“It’s harder to breathe here”, Super Eagles new boy Calvin Bassey on African football

Rangers left-back Calvin Bassey made his international debut for Nigeria against the Black Stars of Ghana last Friday.

 


Bassey replaced Zaidu Sanusi in the second half of the FIFA World Cup qualification playoff in Kumasi and helped the team secure a draw.

 

It was the first time the Italy-born defender will play a professional game on the soil of Africa, since turning professional.

 

Asked about his experience, the 22-year-old admits African football is physical and there were times in the match he found it difficult to breathe.

 

”It was an honour to represent this great nation,” Bassey told Scottish Daily.

 

”Playing in Africa is a lot more physical; it’s just adjusting to the environment, the pitch, the weather, it’s harder to breathe, so it’s just adjusting to it.”

 

On Tuesday’s meeting with the Black Stars, The former Leicester City trainee said :

 

”Obviously, we will get the win and qualify for World Cup,” He concluded.

 

Bassey is expected to feature when the Super Eagles lock horns with Black Stars of Ghana on Tuesday at the Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja.

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