Why Man United stood no chance against 'Made in Nigeria' Fulham at Old Trafford

Alex Iwobi had high praises for Calvin Bassey | Imago

Why Man United stood no chance against 'Made in Nigeria' Fulham at Old Trafford

Izuchukwu Akawor 07:45 - 25.02.2024

Fulham enjoyed a dreamy victory against Manchester United at Old Trafford thanks to Nigerian stars Calvin Bassey and Alex Iwobi.

The Premier League witnessed a dramatic clash on Saturday evening as Fulham took on Manchester United at the legendary Old Trafford. 

But Pulse Sports Nigeria reports that it wasn't just any ordinary showdown - it was a battle of Nigerian talents against Cameroon, and the outcome was nothing short of spectacular!

Nigerian Boys Shine Bright

With Fulham's Calvin Bassey and Alex Iwobi in the spotlight, Nigerian fans held their breath as the dynamic duo combined forces to secure a historic 2-1 victory over the Red Devils. 

Nigerian football expert Astorre, Cerebrone, aptly posted on X, formerly Twitter, moments after the pulsating encounter: "Nigerian boys against a Cameroonian goalkeeper. It was only going to end one way." And boy, did it ever!

A flashback to AFCON 2023

For Bassey and Iwobi, this victory was more than just three points—it was redemption. Flashback to AFCON 2023, where Nigeria sealed victory over Cameroon in the round of 16, with Ademola Lookman stealing the show with a dazzling brace. 

Ademola Lookman with his iconic celebration for Super Eagles | Imago

Bassey, who assisted one of the goals, and Iwobi were there, laying the groundwork for the Super Eagles’ eventual journey to the final, while Cameroon's Andre Onana watched from the bench. 

Fast forward to the Premier League and at Old Trafford, the Nigerian stars turned the tables once again, leaving Onana grasping at thin air as they fired Fulham to victory.

Calvin Bassey and Alex Iwobi celebrate with Super Eagles teammates against Cameroon.
Calvin Bassey and Alex Iwobi celebrate with Super Eagles teammates against Cameroon. (Photo Credit: Imago)

Celebrations Galore 

After a dull opening 45 minutes from both teams, 24-year-old defender, Bassey, opened the scoring with a fire strike from close range to give the Cottagers a deserved lead. 

United thought they had survived and escaped defeat after a shambolic display when former skipper, Harry Maguire, restored parity with just a minute to go.

Calvin Bassey and Alex Iwobi against Manchester United at Old Trafford. (Photo Credit: Fulham/X)

However, Fulham sealed a famous win when another Nigeria, this time, cyberbullied playmaker, Iwobi, struck in added time to give the visitors a dramatic late win. 

As the final whistle blew and Fulham basked in the glow of their triumph, Nigerian fans erupted in celebration across the globe. The Nigerian community united in pride and jubilation as Bassey and Iwobi showcased the sheer brilliance of Nigerian football on one of the world's biggest stages.

Astorre Speaks Truth 

Astorre's words echo the sentiments of every Nigerian fan as Bassey and Iwobi's heroics prove that when Nigerian talent meets Cameroonian opposition, victory is inevitable. 

It's a testament to the skill and determination of Nigerian footballers who have now returned to their respective clubs to shine brightly on the global stage after the AFCON. 

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