Fernebahce of Turkey winger, Bright Osayi-Samuel had the last laugh on Nigerian compatriot, Anthony Nwakaeme’s Trabzonspor, as The Yellow Canary stole a 1-0 win over their Turkish Super Lig rivals.
Sportsdayonline.com reports that, although both Nigerian forwards failed to score in the encounter, Osayi-Samuel would take delight in helping his Istanbul-based side eke out three points from a very tight game.
It was an encounter laced to the hilt with Afircan flair, as Anthony Nwakaeme, Caleb Ekuban, Bright Osayi-Samuel and Mbwana Samatta were in action as Fenerbahce secured a 1-0 victory over Trabzonspor in Sunday’s Turkish Super Lig game.
Nwakaeme has been delivering consistent impressive performances for the Black Sea Storm since his arrival at the club in 2018 and he got another starting role along with his Ghana international teammate Ekuban, who made his 20th appearance in the encounter.
The forwards gave a good account of themselves in the encounter but could not uplift The Black Sea Storm, who were on an 11-game winning streak, having last tasted defeat against Galatasaray in December before their impressive run was halted at Senol Gunes Akyazi Stadyumu.
Osayi-Samuel was accorded his sixth Super Lig game since teaming up with the Yellow Canaries from Championship side Queens Park Rangers and delivered a stand-out performance in the encounter as Fenerbahce clinched all three points.
After the restart, Dimitrios Pelkas broke the deadlock in the 76th minute after he was set up by Ferdi Kadioglu and the solitary strike was all Fenerbahce needed to secure all three points, as they returned to winning ways after losing against Goztepe last time out.
Nwakaeme, who has has scored six league goals this season and provided five assists in 20 games, amid other dazzling displays, featured for the duration of the game, struck six shots, completed four dribbles and had 66 touches on the ball.
Osayi-Samuel featured for 74 minutes, made three key passes, completed two dribbles to help his side secure victory, while Ghana’s Ekuban played for 76 minutes before he was replaced by Yusuf Sari and had 29 touches on the ball.