Henry Onyekuru fires brace in Galatasaray win against Kayserispor

Super Eagles Henry Onyekuru Galatasaray

Super Eagles forward Henry Onyekuru on Saturday declared his readiness for the country’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa on November 17 after grabbing a brace for Turkish side, Galatasaray, as they defeated Kayserispor 3-0 in the Turkish Super Lig.

The Nigeria international who has replaced injured Odion Ighalo ahead of the crucial fixture scored in the 18th minute to end his goal drought after six league matches. His last goal was against Alanyaspor on August 27 which Galatasaray won 6-0.

Kayserispor played with 10 men following the sending off Tiago Lopes for a second bookable offence.

His second goal came in the 75th minute when he outran his opponent before taking a shot from a close range which found the back of the net.

He was however booked for the goal celebration for pulling his shirt by the centre referee. Teammate Omer Bayram scored Galatasaray’s third two minutes before full time.

Onyekuru who is expected in the Eagles camp in Asaba on Monday has now scored three goals from 10 league match.

Following the victory, Galatasaray are second with 23 points from 12 games behind league leaders Istanbul Basaksehir. They will face Konyaspor after the international break on the November 23.

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