Nigerian international and Rio 2016 Olympic bronze medalist, Aminu Umar was the hero for Turkish club Osmanlipor, in their quest to avoid the drop when he grabbed a brace in their hard-fought 3-2 win over Akhisarspor, reports AOIFootball.com.
With the game tied 1-1 at half time, after goals from Musa Çagiran and Soner Aydogdu, the 22-year-old former Wikki Tourist of Bauchi striker put the home side back in front just four minutes into the second half when he converted a Özer Hurmaci pass to make it 2-1.
However the lead could only last for ten minutes when Soner Aydogdu scored from the penalty spot after Anil Karaer had handled the ball in the box to bring scores level at 2-2.
The away side were however reduced to 10 men when Omer Bayram received his marching orders after picking up a second yellow card in 63rd minute.
The home side did however make use of the numerical advantage when Umar scored an individual goal, five minutes later to hand his side all three points on the night.
The goal was Umar’s 4th league goal of the season and 5th in all competitions for Osmanlispor.
The Nigerian was voted the Man of the Match after his performance, completing 73.5% of his passes, scoring twice from his three shots on target, and also hitting the wood work.
He had a game rating of 8.1 and could be in contention for a place in the Team of the Week.
Raheem lawal had 82 minutes of action for Osmanlispor.
The win now lifts Osmanlispor above the relegation zone to 14th position with 17 points after the same number of games.