In a trending video making the rounds, Fulham duo of Alex Iwobi and Calvin Bassey are seen making selections of the best five Super Eagles players that have plied their trade in the English Premier League.
The AFCON bound Eagles captivated fans as their selections echoed their deep love of the legendary Nigerian players who at one point in their lives played in the prestigious English top-flight.
Iwobi and Bassey each drafted their top 5 fellow countrymen in the video posted by Sky Sports on their Instagram handle on Tuesday evening.
Who did Iwobi and Bassey pick?
The two Nigerian internationals had a great time as they enjoyed selecting their five best Super Eagles legends.
The players that were chosen have given Nigerians many fun-filled moments, won AFCON titles, and taken Nigerian football to the pinnacle of the sport in times past.
In an interesting turn of events, the Cottagers also included themselves in their own side of the draft.
The players Alex Iwobi picked
- Odion Ighalo
- Joseph Yobo
- John Obi Mikel
- Obafemi Martins
- Alex Iwobi
The players Calvin Bassey picked
- Jay-Jay Okocha
- Nwankwo Kanu
- Wilfried Ndidi
- Victor Moses
- Calvin Bassey
How Nigerians reacted to the video
In the comment section of the exciting video, many football fans, generally Nigerians, reacted in different angles as they saw their favourite players chosen by either Iwobi or Bassey.
These are some of the comments below:
A user with the name Sheyi_so_cool said “Bassey got the best team”.
Reacting to seeing Super Eagles legend Austin Okocha on Bassey's side of the draw, a fan with the name Speximen said: “They picked Jay-Jay Okocha! So good, he was named twice!”
Calling a verdict on the winning side of the draw, Olajideosa reacted “Okocha and Kanu, game over already! Bassey won!”.
Enjoying the selections the Fulham duo made, Skimalo commented “crazy two”.
We're not able to add the one posted by Sky Sports, but here's one posted by SuperSport below:
What is next for Alex Iwobi and Calvin Bassey?
The two Fulham stars are currently with the Super Eagles team in Nigeria as of today (Tuesday).
After a successful camping trip in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates where the team played two test matches, Iwobi and Bassey along with the rest of the 25-man Super Eagles squad and the coaching crew led by Jose Peseiro, arrived in Nigeria today (Tuesday).
The Nigerian team will on Wednesday depart for Ivory Coast for the African Cup of Nations tournament with a dream of winning a fourth continental trophy for Nigeria.
The Super Eagles will lock horns with Equatorial Guinea on 14 January in their opening Group A game which is scheduled to take place at the iconic Alassane Ouattara Stadium in Abidjan.
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