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Onyekuru Happy To Bag First Galatasaray Goal, Eager To Score Regularly

Onyekuru Happy To Bag First Galatasaray Goal, Eager To Score Regularly

By Adeboye Amosu:
Nigeria forward, Henry Onyekuru, is thrilled to score his first goal for Turkish champions, Galatasaray, reports Completesportsnigeria. com.

Onyekuru scored Fathi Terim’s only goal in their 2-1 defeat to Spanish club, Valencia.

It was his second pre-season game for Galatasaray following Wednesday’s 2-1 defeat to Dutch club, PSV Eindhoven.

Vezo Ruben and Tino Lato were on target for Valencia in the game.

”Preseason continues… it was great to score my first goal for the club, seems like so long ago .. I can get used to this feeling again 😉 #Hardwork #Dedication #gala #valencia,” Onyeuru wrote on his Twitter handle few hours after the game.

Onyekuru is on loan at Galatasaray from English Premier League club, Everton.

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  • Although I am not one to bring down any of players for plying their trade in average leagues and clubs, I have to give Onyerkuru kudos for attempting to get his career back on track at Galastasaray.

    You see, if you must play in Ukraine, then strive to play for Shakhter Donetsk; if in Russia, then kit for clubs like of CSKA Moscow ; if you find yourself in Scotland, then turn out for Celtic or Rangers. If all else fails and you find yourself in Slovakia, then the club to be will be perhaps Trencin FC.

    Though in average leagues, these are clubs that would guarantee the potential prospect of playing in continental competitions and the skills, experience and exposure that this brings above merely playing average teams in the league.

    This is not to criticize any players however, playing for any of Fenerbahce, Besiktas or Galastasaray in Turkey is playing for the “cream of the crop”.

    The league may be average, but the club is exceptional. Onyerkuru would have fellow national team players as team-mates and will have to prove his worth to make match day squads.

    The competition he faces within the club for appearances, within the the league to retain the Turkish league title and in European competitions should be beneficial for Onyerkuru’s development.

    When he was joined Anderlecht, the Onitsha-born speedster hit the ground running with one goal in every other game. Yet, this was not good enough for coach V. who said “Onyerkuru dribbled aimlessly and lacked the skills of a center forward”.

    Now in Turkey, it is hoped that his current coach will seek to channel Onyerkuru’s talents on the right path with will give him a lot of self-belief which the young man needs at the moment after his rather unpleasant experience at Anderlecht.