Calvin Bassey

By Obaloluwa Joshua, LAGOS

Nigeria may be without Ajax defender Calvin Bassey for next week’s international friendly against Portugal, PNO Sports reports.

Bassey picked up an Injury in the Eredivisie champions 3-3 away draw at Emmen on Saturday afternoon.

The centre-back was treated off the pitch on 40 minutes following the injury.

The 22-year-old was however replaced at half- time by Netherlands international, Daley Blind.

The 21-year-old was named in Nigeria’s squad for the friendly on Friday by head coach, Jose Peseiro.

His absence would be big blow for Peseiro who had been forced to leave out the likes of Ola Aina, Zaidu Sanusi, Jamilu Collins, Semi Ajayi and Leon Balogun as a result of injuries.

The friendly is billed Estadio Jose Alvalade, Lisbon on Thursday, November 17.