3 Important Things About Super Eagles Newcomer Fisayo Dele-Bashiru

Super Eagles invitee Fisayo Dele-Bashiru is a midfield dynamo playing his professional club football at Hatayaspor in the Turkish Super Lig npflupdates.com reports

Fisayo Dele-Bashiru, was born in Germany, to Nigerian parents, but was raised in England. As much as he’s eligible to represent Nigeria in international football, he’s also eligible for England and Germany.

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In England, Fisayo joined the Manchester City academy aged 8. And after playing for the Manchester City youth team, he moved to and English League One side Sheffield Wednesday in July 2020. Details of his signing, especially the transfer fee remained undisclosed even at this time.

There are some interesting things to note about the lucrative midfielder who would provide more options for Super Eagles coach Jose Peseiro.

Fisayo Dele-Bashiru gets first ever Super Eagles call-up.
Fisayo Dele-Bashiru

Fisayo Dele-Bashiru gets Super Eagles call-up

First, as a professional footballer, Fisayo Dele-Bashiru made his first senior appearance for Sheffield Wednesday three years ago, on 5 September 2020, in an EFL Cup. He started  a league cup game away to Walsall; and would later make his first league appearance against Bristol City coming off the bench.

Secondly, the attacking midfielder is a brother to a former Flying Eagles, and Olympic Eagles (Nigeria U-23) Ayotomiwa Dele-Bashiru. Ayotomiwa, is playing his club football for Watford FC in the English Sky bet Championship. He’s bent on helping the team regain promotion back to the English Premier League next season.

Finally, this is the first time, Fisayo would be getting a senior national team call up. Before the Super Eagles call-up, the youngster has not have any chance with the Three Lions of England or the German national team.

The full list of invited players for the Super Eagles Vs Saudi Arabia international friendly is below:

Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho, Olorunleke Ojo, Adebayo Adeleye

Defenders: Olaoluwa Aina, Bright Osayi-Samuel, Jordan Torunarigha, Kenneth Omeruo, Oluwasemilogo Ajayi, Calvin Bassey, Jamilu Collins, Bruno Onyemaechi

Midfielders: Wilfred Ndidi, Raphael Onyedika, Joseph Ayodele Aribo, Frank Onyeka, Alex Iwobi, Fisayo Dele-Bashiru

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Forwards: Kelechi Iheanacho, Samuel Chukwueze, Moses Simon, Ademola Lookman, Victor Osimhen, Taiwo Awoniyi, Terem Moffi, Victor Boniface

Nigeria will lock horns with Saudi Arabia men’s national team on October 13, 2023; and three days after will engage the Mozambique national team on 16 October.

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