Calvin Bassey: Super Eagles defender shuts Ajax up with debut goal for Fulham

debut joy for Calvin Bassey at Fulham. (Photo Credit: Fulham/X)

Calvin Bassey: Super Eagles defender shuts Ajax up with debut goal for Fulham

Izuchukwu Akawor 16:30 - 05.08.2023

Nigeria Super Eagles defender Calvin Bassey has shown former club Ajax Amsterdam what they will miss after a brilliant debut for Premier League side Fulham.

It was a game of debutantes as Nigeria’s Calvin Bassey kicked off life at Fulham in a match-winning way.

Bassey earned his first start in a Fulham shirt as they defeated German club Hoffenheim 2-1 in a pre-season friendly.

The game was played at Craven Cottage, with Fulham running away with the win thanks to their summer signings Raul Jimenez and Bassey.

Subject to international clearance, Fulham announced the signing of Calvin Bassey from Ajax for an undisclosed sum on Friday, July 28, 2023.

Bassey scores debut goal

Nigeria Super Eagles defender Bassey has sent a perfect message to his former club Ajax.

The 23-year-old has shown the Dutch side what they will be missing after scoring on his debut for the Premier League side.

Calvin Bassey has made his Fulham debut. (Photo Credit: Fulham/X)

After just a second in the Netherlands, the defender swapped the Eredivisie for the Premier League as reported by Pulse Sports.

Bassey has since agreed to a deal that will keep him with the team through the summer of 2027, although Fulham has the option to extend for an additional 12 months.

Calvin Bassey celebrates his goal. (Photo Credit: Fulham/X)

On Saturday, he was handed his debut and he celebrated by scoring the winner against Hoffenheim

After a goalless first half, it was fellow summer arrival, Jimene who opened the scoring before Hoffenheim equalised four minutes after going behind.

Raul Jimenez opened the scoring for Fulham. (Photo Credit: Fulham/X)

Nigeria’s Bassey sealed the win when he found space and time to head home the winner in the 73rd minute.

His first start and first goal were a perfect message to his ex, Ajax, who discarded him just a year after a record move from Scottish giants, Rangers.

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