Fenerbahce Fans Chant Bright Osayi Samuel's Name After Brave Reaction During Pitch Invasion: Video

Fenerbahce Fans Chant Bright Osayi Samuel's Name After Brave Reaction During Pitch Invasion: Video

Lukman Mumuni
updated at March 19, 2024 at 10:32 PM
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  • Fenerbahce fans celebrated Bright Osayi-Samuel after the win over Trabzonspor
  • The Super Eagles defender boldly defended himself against a fan in Turkey
  • The former Queens Park Rangers defender will join Nigeria for the Ghana friendly

Nigeria defender, Bright Osayi-Samuel, became an overnight Fenerbahce hero following his bold reaction after fans of Trabzonspor invaded the pitch during a Turkish Super Lig game.

The Super Eagles right-back confronted a supporter who was about to attack him by putting him down with a heavy punch.

Stewards quickly stormed the pitch to protect the players and officials as a classic game ended in chaotic scenes at Papara Park.

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Bright Osayi-Samuel being escorted by fans of Fenerbahce after Trabsonspor game. Credit: @FenerbahceSK
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In a video shared on social media, fans of Fenerbahce were spotted chanting the Nigerian's name as the team left the stadium following their 3-2 victory.

Osayi-Samuel has been a key player for the Turkish side as they continue their pursuit of the title.

In that electric game, former Manchester United midfielder Fred scored twice in the first half to give Fenerbahçe the lead.

However, the host responded through Enis Bardhi and Egyptian forward Trezeguet to level the score with 12 minutes left.

But ex-Chelsea forward Michy Batshuayi stole the winner late in the game with a fine strike.

Fenerbahce closed the gap on leaders Galatasaray to two points with the win at Trabzonspor, per US Soccerway.

Osayi-Samuel fends off fan attack

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Nigeria defender, Bright Osayi-Samuel confronted a fan after supporters broke onto the pitch during the game between Fenerbahçe and Trabzonspor.

The Super Eagles right-back stopped the fan with his sharp self-defence move as the supporter approached holding a weapon.

The game between Fenerbahçe and Trabzonspor was marred after supporters and players clashed right at the final whistle at Papara Park.

Osayi-Samuel performs AFCON dance after scoring

Sports Brief also reported that Bright Osayi-Samuel hit the popular AFCON dance after netting his first goal of the season during the game between Fenerbahçe and Hatayspor.

Osayi-Samuel opened the scoring for the Turkish giants after meeting a teasing cross from ex-Manchester City forward Eden Dzeko halfway through the first half following his return from AFCON last month.

Cengiz Ünder doubled the lead for Fenerbahçe just before half-time after finishing off a brilliant assist from Dusan Tadic.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.