It was a good day for Nigerian players playing their football in the Turkish league with one man playing hero and villain for his club whilst midfielder Ogenyi Onazi returned to action for Denizlispor after a one-month injury layoff, AOIFootball.com reports.
Ogenyi Onazi: Having fully recovered from the injury he suffered last month at home to Goztepe SK, midfielder Ogenyi Onazi was among the substitutes for Denizlispor as they took on Yeni Melatayaspor on matchday 24 of the league campaign.
With his side already 1-0 up from the first half, the former SS Lazio midfielder came off the bench just before the hour mark for Ismail Aissati before the hosts doubled their lead 15 minutes from time via the boot of Modou Barrow to record their 7th win of the campaign.
The 27-year-old finished the game with a rating of 6.7, completing 91% of his passes, completing 100% of his take-ons and also winning 2 of his duels.
Henry Onyekuru: The Eagles winger was on from start to finish for league champions Galatasaray as they closed the gap on leaders Trabzonspor following a 3-0 home win against Genclerbirligi.
The Nigerian, however, failed to add to his one league goal tally as a brace from Radamel Falcao and another from Ryan Donk was all Galatasaray needed to stretch their winning league run to 8 games.
Shehu Abdullahi: The Super Eagles utility man scored his 3rd league goal of the campaign for promotion chasers Bursaspor as they lost ground following their 1-1 draw away at Ümraniyespor.
The Nigerian who started in the heart of the visitors’ midfield robbed the host of the ball just outside the box before he showed composure to slot past the goalkeeper on six-minute to put Bursaspor 1-0 up.
Raid Nouri, however, equalized for the hosts on the 75th minute before seeing red nine minutes later but his team held on for a draw despite the numerical disadvantage.