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Osayi-Samuel Honoured To Play For Nigeria


Bright Osayi-Samuel says it was important for the Super Eagles to beat the Djurtus of Guinea-Bissau in Monday’s 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture.

The Super Eagles avenged their earlier defeat to Baciro Cande’s men coming out 1-0 winners.

“I think it was an amazing feeling coming back with a win especially when they beat us at home in Abuja,”Osayi-Samuel told NFF TV.

“For us as a team we really want to comeback with a win. It will give us the confidence to face the other games and qualify for the AFCON.*

The Fenerbahce defender played a crucial in Super Eagles’ only goal of the game.

The right-back was upended inside the box on 29 minutes with Moses Simon slotting home the penalty.

Read Also: 2023 AFCONQ: Super Eagles Floor Guinea-Bissau, Reclaim Top Spot In Group A


“When I got the ball I saw there was space and move into the box. In our trainings the coach always want me to attack and defend as well,”added Osayi-Samuel.

“When I had the ball, I saw it as an opportunity for me to attack. My initial plan was to dribble past the defender but he brought me down.

“Like I said I tried to give my best to the team and I’m happy that we won.”

The 25-year-old made his third appearance for the Super Eagles against the Djurtus.

Osayi-Samuel stated he is enjoying his adventure with the three-time African champions.

“I feel comfortable in the team, even right from the first camp in Portugal. I feel like I have been here for so long already. The players here have been friendly,”Osayi-Samuel declared.

“I’m happy to play for my country. The fans should keep believing in us, the more we play together, the better for us.”


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