Nigerian ‘Hazard’ invited to West Ham for trials

BasseyWest Ham are reported to have invited Nigerian forward Ezekiel Bassey for trials.“Bassey has been invited for trials by West Ham,” a report claims on the Africa Football website.

Last year, Nigeria defender Azubuike Egwuekwe also trialed with ‘The Hammers’ but his club Warri Wolves later turned down a £1m bid for Egwuekwe. “We rejected a bid from West Ham because we had disagreement with the agent handling the issue,” his club spokesman told the press.

Bassey has already been capped at full international level by Nigeria, when he made his debut in a 2018 World Cup qualifier against Swaziland in October in Port Harcourt.

The left-sided player is claimed to have ‘dazzling footwork and dribbling’ which earned the nickname ‘Hazard’ after his first season at Nigerian champions Enyimba. But it is left to be seen if he could be granted a work permit should he impress trying out with the Hammers.


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10 comments on “Nigerian ‘Hazard’ invited to West Ham for trials

  1. Emenike? What’s the situation with him?

  2. He does not look anything special to me Samulsun looks twice as good and no baggage,
    But the pitch looked rubbish so would he be better with flat cut grass ?
    With Antonio,Lanzini,Valencia and Payet now and others coming through do we need to bother,
    When will Emenike have a date for his permit ?

  3. This guy doesn’t look like a 19 year old to me.

  4. It’s never a bad thing to have a look.

  5. I really can’t think what nickname the fans might give him!

  6. Don’t think the fans will get a chance,never get a work permit anyway,

  7. team in white tackle like everton.

  8. If he was 19 would say sure but would take Antonio over him all day long, says he is left sided but the clip appears that he plays predominantly right footed on right wing, unless he is there to provide competition and cover hard to see him as an upgrade based on the clips but who knows having not seen him play any games.

  9. might be a nice bloke
    but no better than what we have
    cant understand the thinking

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