Olympic Eagles captain Okechukwu, Abdullahi Shehu shine on club duties in Turkey


Bursaspor hammed visiting Osmanlispor 3-1 in a Turkey 1. Lig match on Sunday, and Super Eagles defender Abdullahi Shehu fired his side into the lead.

Shehu scored his first of the season after four appearances for the club this season.


The goal opened the flood gates for the home side as Kubilay Kanatsizkus double for them just before the break.


It would be until the 83rd minute before another would be recorded and it came from the visitors.


In that moment it seemed like a comeback was on the cards, but a stoppage time goal by Bursaspor’s 20 year-old midfielder Ramazan Keskin quickly dispelled any of such notion.


Meanwhile, in the top flight of Turkish football, Nigeria’s Olympic Eagles captain Azubuike Okechukwu made a substitute’s appearance for Basaksehir in a 1-1 home draw against Sivasspor.


The midfielder replaced former Liverpool captain Martin Skrtel in the 69th minute.


In the past week, Okechukwu was on duty for the Eagles, in the CAF Africa U23 Cup of Nations qualifier against Sudan.


After losing 1-0 in Omdurman, the Eagles turned it around in the second-leg with a 5-0 whitewash of their opponents in Asaba.


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