Bright Osayi Samuel Receives Heroic Welcome at Famous Fenerbahce Stadium as Fans Sing His Name

Bright Osayi Samuel Receives Heroic Welcome at Famous Fenerbahce Stadium as Fans Sing His Name

Lukman Mumuni
updated at April 6, 2024 at 8:33 AM
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  • Bright Osayi-Samuel received a heroic return on his return to Turkey
  • The Nigeria star's name was presented to thousands of fans on Tuesday
  • Fenerbahce will face Adana Demirspor on Wednesday in the Super Lig

Nigeria defender, Bright Osayi-Samuel, has become the toast of Fenerbahce fans following his brave reaction during the invasion of the pitch by supporters of Trabzonspor in a league game.

The Super Eagles right-back stood his ground and fought off a fan, who approached him with what looked like a weapon moments after the final whistle of their match against Trabzonspor a fortnight ago.

Osayi-Samuel helped the Turkish giants to a 3-2 victory on the road before leaving for international duty in March.

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Bright Osayi-Samuel presented to fans of Fenerbahce after show of bravery against Trabzonspor. Credit: @FenerbahceSK
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Following his return to Turkey, the fans assembled at the famous Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium following the end of the team's Extraordinary General Meeting to cheer on the defender.

In a video shared on social media, thousands of supporters chanted and praised the defender in a show of gratitude for his bravery.

Osayi-Samuel reacted by posting on X, formerly Twitter: "Forever and Always."

Meanwhile, the former Queens Park Rangers star is set to face disciplinary action for fighting a fan.

Fenerbahce will return to action on Wednesday, where they will face Adana Demirspor before the potential title decider against Galatasaray on Sunday.

Osayi-Samuel faces disciplinary hearing

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Nigerian defender, Bright Osayi-Samuel is reportedly set to attend a disciplinary hearing convened by the Turkish Football Federation.

This is after their physical confrontation with Trabzonspor fans in a heated Turkish Super Lig derby on March 17. Chaos ensued after the visiting team won the game.

Fenerbahce were cruising in the game after taking a 2-0 lead in the first half. However, they were pegged back by a resilient Trabzonspor side, who levelled matters in the 78th minute.

Osayi-Samuel honoured with mural

Sports Brief also reported that fans of Fenerbache have honoured Osayi-Samuel with a mural on the streets of Istanbul, Turkey.

The Super Eagles right-back confronted a Trabzonspor fan following the invasion of the pitch by supporters of the home side.

Osayi-Samuel stopped his attacker with a quick reaction, which led to a heroic moment, with fans immortalising the player with graffiti.

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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.