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I thought of playing for Turkey – Osayi-Samuel



NEW Super Eagles right-back Bright Osayi-Samuel has made some startling revelations regarding his decision to play international football for Nigeria.

  Born in Okija, Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State to Nigerian parents 24 years ago, Osayi-Samuel emigrated to England when he was ten.

  The full-back has since developed into one of the most accomplished defenders in the Turkish league.

Last week, Osayi-Samuel received his first international call-up, and on Thursday, November 17, the right-back made his full debut for the Super Eagles in the 4-0 defeat to Portugal in a friendly.

  The Fenerbahce defender was Nigeria’s best player on the night, and even won a penalty missed by Emmanuel Dennis.

  In an interview with the Independent (as per Fotospor), Osayi-Samuel revealed he was so desperate to play international football he would have played for England or Turkey if Nigeria had not come calling.

  “I have never played in the lower age categories in England. I have not played in Nigeria, either. I went on the field for the first time at the age of 24. I even thought of playing for Turkey.”

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