Nigerian defender Gbenga Arokoyo is upbeat ahead of Gaziantepspor’s Super Lig clash against Istanbul powerhouse Fenerbahce at the Sukru Saracoglu Stadium on Sunday.
The central defender has burst onto the scene in Turkey, having started and completed the first two matches contested by Gaziantepspor in the championship, and has assisted his new team garner four points from those games.
”It’s going to be a good time to play Fenerbache. We have a very good team and we are well aware that a team like Fenerbache are going to be tough.
”But we want to give everything and play very well,” said Gbenga Arokoyo to SL10.ng.
The 21-year-old might be assigned to man-mark fellow Nigeria international Emmanuel Emenike, and he has nothing but praise for the 2013 African Cup of Nations top goalscorer.
”Emenike is a fantastic player and he’s always working hard for his team. I will work for my team, also.
”Yes, I think I can stop him from scoring. It will be a great moment,” the Gaziantepspor number 15 concluded.
Since arriving Europe in 2012 from Kwara United, Gbenga Arokoyo has featured in 50 topflight matches, with 4364 minutes of game time under his belt for Mjallby and Gaziantepspor.