Fenerbahce Suffers Europa League R16 Exit, Osayi-Samuel Benched in Crucial Match


Bright Osayi-Samuel was an unused substitute in Fenerbahce’s home leg of the UEFA Europa League round of 16 match against Sevilla on Thursday.

Fenerbahce won 1-0, courtesy Enner Valencia’s 41st minute penalty, however, it wasn’t enough as the Yellow Canaries lost 2-1 on aggregate.

Osayi-Samuel was on the bench the entire duration at the Sukru Saracoglu Stadium, though he got a cameo in the final eight minutes in the first-leg.

The Nigerian RB has not had much game time since returning from a brief injury spell on the sidelines, back in January.

He played just Thirty-nine minutes from five matches. The 25 year-old was named in Nigeria’s list of invited Players for the 2024 Africa Cup of Nations against Guinea-Bissau.

Nigeria’s 23-man list was announced on Thursday.


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