new Brett Osay-Samuel was the only spark in Nigeria’s squad for the Super Eagles, losing 4-0 at Lisbon’s packed Jose Alvalade Stadium in an international friendly. Portugal’s World Cup team.
The Portuguese dominated the opening minutes of the first half and came close to opening the scoring.
The European giants scored their first goal in the ninth minute via Bruno Fernandes, with the midfielder scoring his second from a penalty in the 35th minute.
Goncalo Ramos, who came on as a substitute for Andre Silva in the 66th minute, scored the three points for the hosts with eight minutes to go. Joao Mario completed the rout with one light blow.
Osayi-Samuel was the positive to take away against the Selecao, although he was unfortunate enough to concede a penalty for Fernandes’ second goal of the night via handball.
The 24-year-old made his debut but looked the most comfortable player in the Nigeria shirt as he was brilliant in both halves of the pitch, making saves and A more embarrassing score for the Eagles was avoided.
Osayi-Samuel had eight ball recoveries in the match and won the most duels on the ground with seven. He also had 100% successful dribbles and 29 successful passes compared to his 33 successful passes during the loss.
Although he conceded a penalty, he won a penalty despite instructions from the start not to A penalty is taken but Emmanuel Dennis misses it.
He also had 3 tackles, 2 fouls and 2 fouls.He was also voted Nigeria’s best player on the field by BBO Sports
The 24-year-old couldn’t hide his excitement after making his debut for the Hawks, expressing his willingness to help make the team stronger.
“I’m so happy to be here,” Osay Samuel told national television.
“I’ve always said that I’ve always wanted to play for my country, so I’m delighted to have the opportunity to show what I have.
“I want to do my best, show what I’m capable of, bring my qualities into the team and make the team stronger.”
With a performance like that, the 24-year-old’s future with the three-time African champions was all but guaranteed against Portugal.
The former QPR player celebrated his debut on social media.
“It’s an honor to represent my country,” Osay-Samuel wrote on his Twitter account after the match.