Nigerian international, Azubuike Okechukwu returned to action in grand style for Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir as he impressed in their 3-1 home win against Genclerbirligi to move up to second on the log, reports.


The Dream Team captain was on for his first appearance of the year as he made his 9th league start of the campaign with the host chasing their 11th win of the campaign.


It took the host just 8 minutes to make the breakthrough when Enzo Crivelli made the most of Junior Caicara pass to make it 1-0 but the visitors leveled just before the half-hour mark via the boots Floyd Ayite as both teams went into the break level.


Edin Visca then restored Basaksehir lead three minutes after resumption after been set up by Demba Ba before the striker added a brace on 73 minutes to give his side a comfortable 3-1 lead as they moved two points behind Sivasspor.


Okechukwu who was on for the entire match duration finished with an impressive rating of 7.3, completing 81% of his passes, winning 7 duels, making 1 interception and completing 6 key tackles.