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I’d Have Played For England If Nigeria Didn’t Call Me – Fenerbache’s Osayi-Samuel



New Super Eagles right-back, Bright Osayi-Samuel said he would have played for England or Turkey if Nigeria did not invite him.

The Fenerbahce defender was born in Nigeria, then moved with his family to Spain before migrating to England when he was 10-years-old.

The 24-year-old was eligible to represent Nigeria and England.

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.

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

Osayi-Samuel stated that he was desperate to play international football, adding that 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,” he said in an interview with the Independent as per Fotospor.

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