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Abdullahi On Target As Bursaspor Clinch First Win In 2019

Abdullahi On Target As  Bursaspor Clinch First Win In 2019

Super Eagles defender Shehu Abdullahi scored his first goal of the season as Bursaspor edged Sivaspor 3-2 in a Turkish Super Lig game on Saturday, reports Completesports.com.

It was Bursaspor’s first win in the league in 2019 and boost their survival hopes.

The home team started the game unimpressively after Emre Kılınc put the Yigidos in front six minutes into the encounter.

Shehu then levelled proceedings in the 19th minute after heading home Yusuf Erdogan’s cross.

In the 62nd minute, Henri Saivet put the Green Crocodiles in front for the first time in the tie before Delvin N’Dinga restored parity to Hakan Keles’ men.

Aytac Kara then scored the winner at the death as Samet Aybaba’s side halted their six-game winless run at Bursa Buyuksehir Belediyesi Stadium.

Shehu, 25, featured for the entire duration of the highly entertaining encounter.

The former Anorthosis Famagusta of Cyprus player has made six league appearances for Bursaspor tnis season.

The win saw Bursaspor move out of the relegation zone to 14th spot having amassed 27 points from 24 games.

They will hope to continue with the winning ways when they visit Ankaragucu in their next league game on Saturday, March 9.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Ikeben 2 years ago

    Yeso, if the Super Eagles strikers are not scoring, let the defenders do the scoring. Semi Ajayi scoring 2 and now Abdulahi as well. Not to forget attackers like Etebo and Awoniyi also banging in the goals. This is great competition, the fringe players are seriously knocking on the door to replace the established once. I guess Genet Rohr will be really scratching his head on who to pick and who to drop. Keep it up guys. SE AFCON success loading.

  • Shehu Abdullahi is showing his versatility, last match he played the number 10 role, around midfielder, today he played right wing.

    Competition for places is going to be fierce this month

  • Another Saturday made in heaven for Super Eagles fans as some of our players were quite literally flying to glory for their clubs in performances that filled the heart with joy.

    To Turkey where Shehu Abdullahi, spotting jersey number 12, rose highest to crash the back of the net with a header that both brought his club back into the match and also sent a signal that he is more than ready for his Super Eagles comeback after injury layoff.

    Semi Ajayi reminded Super Eagles fans that he can be relied upon to bury set-pieces with 2 headers to were too hot to handle for the opposing goalkeeper today.

    Etebo’s first goal in English football was exactly what the doctor ordered. A powerful solo drive from the midfield before unleashing a fearsome shot; more of that please.

    Victor Moses rarely misses from the penalty spot and today’s cool, calm and collected spot-kick to the left of the goalkeeper was no exception. The Chelsea loanee had another robust afternoon as he had a goal bound effort saved before his purposeful run drew a tackle than earned the player a red card in the first half.

    Chukwueze saw 25 minutes action for Villarreal which is good for his continued development while Mikel Obi kept things ticking in the middle of park for Middlesbrough whose promotion prospects have improved since the arrival of the Super Eagles captain – they have only lost one game in six since his arrival.

    Iwobi’s tracking back to help defenders is one aspect of his game that gets the least mention but underscores what a complete player he is and today was no exception.

    His ability to read the game and provide support for his defenders at key times can be as pivotal as scoring a goal.

  • I would rather Shehu Abdullahi plays as a midfielder for the Super Eagles as he does for his clubside.This is especially as the rightback position of the Super Eagles is already saturated.

    • @Akin, there are only 3 positions not “saturated” in the super Eagles squad:

      Goal keeper, left back and Attacking midfielder (#10). Every other position has a first teamed and a couple of alternatives.

      Shehu has also played a variety of asking roles with Bursaspor