VIDEO: Calvin Bassey tipped for the top after a masterclass in Europa League final
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VIDEO: Calvin Bassey tipped for the top after a masterclass in Europa League final

Calvin Bassey has been tipped to become one of the best central defenders in the world after his impressive display in the Europa League final between the Rangers and Frankfurt on Wednesday.

The Super Eagles defender put in a good shift in one of the biggest club competition finals played at Estadio R. Sanchez Pizjuan stadium.

Bassey, 22, who played on the left side of the Rangers’ defense was soo good on the night that both commentators on the night mentioned three reasons he would become a world-class defender.

In their words, Calvin Bassey is soo strong, knows how to read the game well, and is so difficult to mark of the ball in a one-on-one situation.

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Bassey was always on the ground to cover for his teammates, throw himself into a ball, dispose of his opponents and go for a one-on-one battle.

Calvin Bassey against Frankfurt

Calvin Bassey was so dominant in all his duels and his lightning-quick cover defending prevented several Frankfurt chances.

Calvin Bassey’s defensive numbers vs Frankfurt (90 minutes):

8 ball recoveries
4 ball clearances
4 ground + aerial duels won
3 interceptions
1 blocked shot

Tope Adefala

Tope Adefala is an experienced sports writer, editor, and web designer. A former editor at Sportlineng.com. Talks sports with a great bias for Basketball, Tennis, Field Hockey and Football. Presently the media officer of Nigeria Hockey Federation. I have been in the business of Sports communication and marketing for more than 10 years. Not forgetting that I won West African University Games, Nigeria University Games gold medals. You can find me on Twitter @1topham.

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