Shawn Adewoye – The Little Known Nigerian Defender Excelling In The Dutch League Just Like Calvin Bassey

While Ajax summer signing Calvin Bassey has been the most talked about Nigerian defender in the Netherlands owing to his performance and record transfer fee, another Nigerian Shawn Adewoye is also making his mark in same league.

Signed from the B team of Belgium side Genk by RKC Waalwijk in January of last year, the 22 year old is making a big impression this season as he has played in all of the league games in the Dutch Eredivisie this season with a goal to his name.

Comfortable as a center back, he has twice been voted man of the match and has also made the team of the week on two separate occasions. His rise to the top this season has already drawn praises from some greats in Dutch football.

” He is quick of the ground and also reads the game very well and it his age he can only get better”, ex PSV star Philip Cocu said last week despite the fact that the defender ended up on the losing side as they lost 0-1 to PSV.

He will however need a switch of allegiance process owing to the fact that he has represented Belgium at several youth levels, the last of which came in 2018. He is said to be open to the idea of playing for Nigeria.