Nigerian Winger Scores Galatasaray's 500th Goal In Official Matches At Turk Telekom Stadium
Published: January 20, 2021
 Nigerian Winger Scores Galatasaray's 500th Goal In Official Matches At Turk Telekom Stadium
Nigerian winger Jesse Sekidika has taken fifteen games in all competitions to open his goalscoring account for Turkish giants Galatasaray after finding the net in their 6-1 demolition of Denizlispor in a Super Lig clash held at the Türk Telekom Stadium on Wednesday evening.

Sekidika and two other Nigerian players in the form of Oghenekaro Etebo and Valentine Ozornwafor were named in the Galatasaray matchday squad but they all started on the bench.

The Lions were leading 3-0 at half-time thanks to goals from Emre Akbaba, Sofiane Feghouli and Ryan Donk.

Veton Tusha pulled a goal back for the visitors two minutes into the second half, a Muhammet özkal own goal made it 4-1 before strikes from Younès Belhanda and Sekidika.

On as a substitute in the 84th minute, the Galatasaray number 77 scored arguably the best goal of the game, blasting an unstoppable shot past goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon from a tight angle in stoppage time after he was put through on goal by Ryan Babel.


He spent 374 minutes on the pitch before netting his first official goal for the 22-time Turkish champions, playing 11 games in the league and four in the Cup.

After 19 matches in the division, Galatasaray are third in the table with 36 points behind Istanbul rivals Besiktas and Fenerbahce who have 38 points each.

Igho Kingsley

Photo Credit : galatasaray.org


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