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Eagles Roundup: Onyekuru, Nwakaeme, Azubuike In Action As Turkish League Defies Coronavirus

Eagles Roundup: Onyekuru, Nwakaeme, Azubuike In Action As Turkish League Defies Coronavirus

With the Turkish Super Lig still ongoing despite the spread of coronavirus, some Nigerian stars were in action for their respective clubsides at the weekend in Turkey.

Nigerian fringe international, Henry Onyekuru started and played for 87 minutes but fired blanks as Galatasaray were held to a goaless draw at home against visiting Besiktas.

It was Onyekuru’s fifth start in seven league games with the Super Eagles forward still with one goal to his credit.

In another fixture which was a top of the table clash, former Super Eagles skipper, John Obi Mikel only made it to bench while Anthony Nwakaeme saw 90 minutes of action as Trabzonspor played out a 1-1 draw at home against Istanbul Basaksehir who featured Okechukwu Azubuike.

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It was Nwakaeme’s 23rd Super Lig appearances with the Eagles forward having netted nine goals while having nine assists to his credit. He was however, subtituted in the 90th minute by Bilal Basacikoglu.

Their Nigerian compatriot, Azubuike who was on the opposing side also started and played for 81 minutes before being substituted by Fredrik Gulbrandsen.

The 22-year old midfielder who arrived Basaksehir from Rizespor at the start of the season has featured in 16 Super League games so far starting in nine.

Trabzonspor and Basaksehir are currently tied on 53 points apiece after 26 matches with the former edging them to the first position with superior goals difference.

By Sulaiman Alao

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