The duo of Nigerian internationals and Sivasspor of Turkey stars, John Utaka and Macauley Chrisantus will today continue their battle to help their side climb away from the drop zone when they play host to Istanbul Basaksehir at their 14,998-capacity 4.Eylul Stadium in Sivas.
It will be a tough game for the homers currently sitting in the 16th place on the league table with just 10 points after 13 matches especially with today’s opponent, Basaksehir boasting a much higher credentials which places them 4th on the log with 21 points.
Sivasspor has managed only one draw in their last five outings both in Cup and League games and coach Roberto Carlos would be hoping his Nigerian strikers would rediscover their scoring boots against their opponents – but that is if the defence line who has conceeded 22 goals in 13 games would be able to keep Basaksehis forwardline ably led by Senturk in check for 90 minutes.
Utaka has scored 2 goals for Sivasspor this season while Chrisantus have 1 goal to his credit. Basaksehir also have another Nigerian in their rank – Michael Eneramo who has only played 3 games for the side this season and is unlikely to feature in today’s tie against his compatriots.