Emenike Scores First League Goal Since November; Oboabona, Igiebor Relegated With Rizespor

Emenike Scores First League Goal Since November; Oboabona, Igiebor Relegated With Rizespor


By Johnny Edward:

Mega Millions Naija

Ex-Super Eagles striker Emmanuel Emenike scored his first goal for Fernabahce in 2017 in Saturday's 3-1 Turkish Super Lig win over Adanaspor, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

Emenike came on for Moussa Sow in the 75th minute of the game to seal the win for the Yellow Canaries in stoppage time.

The former West Ham and Spartak Moscow striker last scored a Turkish league goal for Fenerbahce in their 1-0 win over Konyaspor on the 24th of November, 2016.

The 30-year-old striker made 16 league appearances (27 in all competitions with eight goals and five assists) for Fenerbahce and scored four league goals and made four assist this season.

Meanwhile, Nigerian trio Godfrey Oboabona, Nosa Igiebor and Bright Edomwonyi have all been relegated to the Turkish second division with Rizespor despite winning their final league game 1-0 over Alanyaspor on Saturday.

Suleyman Koc scored the game's first goal from the spot in the 45th minute.

Striker Edomwonyi was in action for Rizespor and was booked in the 54th minute of the encounter before he was replaced 10 minutes later by Jakob Jantscher.

Midfielder Igiebor came on for Suleyman Koc in the 78th minute of the defeat. It was Igiebor's 13th appearance this season. He scored once. Super Eagles defender Kenneth Omeruo was also replaced at the start of the second half for Alanyaspor.

Rizespor needed a win and hoped Bursaspor lose in their final fixture against Ogenyi Onazi's Trabzonspor to stay up. 

But it was Bursaspor who survived the drop. Bursaspor, who had lost their last five league games, defeated Trabzonspor 2-1 to retain their  top flight status in the Turkish Super Lig for next season.  

Onazi who started in his side's defeat was replaced in the 84th minute. The Super Eagles vice-captain made 33 Super Lig appearances (39 in all competitions) for Trabzonspor, scoring twice and providing one assist this term in his debut campaign for Trabzonspor.

Elsewhere,  Raheem Lawal featured for Kayserispor who lost 1-0 at home to Istanbul Basaksehir. The game was Lawal's 20th league game this season. In all competitions, Lawal made 31 appearances this season and scored five goals and made three assists.

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