European Giants Ajax Announce Mega Million Signing of Top Super Eagles Star

European Giants Ajax Announce Mega Million Signing of Top Super Eagles Star

Ibitoye Shittu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:07 PM
  • Super Eagles defender Calvin Bassey has completed a stunning move to Ajax where he has signed five-year deal
  • Following the move to Ajax, the left back becomes the most expensive Nigerian defender in history
  • Calvin Bassey however overtakes former Super Eagles strong defender Taribo West's record move to Inter Milan in 1997

Dutch giants Ajax have completed the signing of Super Eagles defender Calvin Bassey on a five-year deal from Scottish side Rangers in what seems to be a dream move for the Nigerian.

The Dutch side will pay a transfer fee of €23m to Rangers, including variables, that could increase to €26.5m.

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European giants Ajax announce mega million signing of top Super Eagles star Bassey
Source: Twitter

The Nigerian international comes in as a direct replacement for Argentina international, Lisandro Martinez.

According to the confirmation by Ajax on their website, they stated clearly that they are expecting Calvin Bassey to bring his experience to help the club for next season.

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How many games has Calvin Bassey played for the Super Eagles?

Calvin Bassey recently got invitation into the Super Eagles of Nigeria and has so far played six games for the three-time African champions.

The defender was also among the Super Eagles players who played for Nigeria at the 2021 African Cup of Nations where they crashed out in the quarterfinal losing against Tunisia.

Bassey is expected to be in the Super Eagles team that will play in the coming African Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Chiamaka Nnadozie Breaks Silence Following Series of Distractions Against Morocco

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Super Falcons goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie lamented the level of distractions she and her teammates faced against hosts Morocco at the 2022 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations tournament.

Nigeria were shown red cards in the 48th and 71st minute as the North Africans eventually win the tie 5-4 via penalties after the game had ended 1-1 in regulation time.

The Nigerian goalkeeper clearly stood out during the fiery contest, denying the Atlas Lionesses several goals after the Falcons were overpowered.

Nnadozie was named player of the match, and after the game, she attributed the loss to the wave of distractions from the opposition.

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