Calvin Bassey had a reunion with his former Glasgow Rangers teammates to remember.
As well as helping his side keep a clean sheet in their first group stage match in the UEFA Champions Laegue, the Super Eagles of Nigeria wingback also played 142 successful passes – just 60 fewer than the whole Rangers squad combined (202) on the night.
Ajax are yet to concede in all of the games Calvin Bassey has started since joining the club this summer.
It’s been four games, four clean sheets and two assists for the Super Eagle.
Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst reacting to whether Rangers’ are yet to replace Calvin Bassey, Joe Aribo and Leon Balogun said after the match.
“Of course I would have loved to have Calvin on the bench today, but we sold him for so much money.”
Former Nigeria coach Sunday Oliseh was excited with Basseys performance and tweeted.
”Having a blast watching my ex-club,Ajax Amsterdam,starring Naija’s own Calvin Bassey & Black star’s perle,Kudus,dominate Glasgow Rangers. 3-0 after 35 mins. Impressed with Bassey so far!!”
Calvin Bassey has delivered an assist in each of his last two games for Ajax and both have been to Mohammed Kudus
Stats: Calvin Bassey (22) against Rangers:
142/146 accurate passes (97%)
1 chance created
1/1 successful dribbles
9 passes into final 4rd
1/2 accurate long balls
2/2 ground duels won
0/2 aerials won
1 time fouled