Former Super Eagles coach, Samson Siasia has backed Chinedu Obasi to shine at Bolton Wonderers.

Obasi joined the English Championship club on Saturday on a short-term deal till the end of the season, subject to international clearance.

Siasia, who coached Obasi at the 2005 African Youth Championship in Benin Republic and the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Holland the same year, described the former Schalke O4 and Hoffenheim player as talented and consistent.

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“I think it was good for him because he is one of the players I can describe as highly talented among Nigerian players but he has not been fortunate when it comes to injuries,”

“He was excellent when he was with the Flying Eagles and I saw him as one of the players that would make it big in football, following the talent he displayed in Holland.

“Now that he has the opportunity to play in England, I can only wish him well and an injury-free period. If he has no injury problem, I am sure that Bolton will offer him a better contract at the end of the season.” He told Complete Sports.

Obasi, 31, has also played for Enugu Rangers, Lyn, AIK and Shenzhen.

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