Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has replaced injured Samuel Kalu with Galatasaray rave of the moment, Henry Onyekuru who netted twice on Saturday in the Turkish Super Lig.
Onyekuru has celebrated his club’s 3-0 triumph over Kayserispor in Saturday’s Super Lig outing at the Kadir Has Stadium declaring that he had not issues coming on as a substitute.
After coming in as a second-half substitute, his first goal came in the 81st minute thanks to an assist from Radamal Falcao before making the scoreline 3-0 a minute to full time – firing past goalkeeper Dogan Alemdar with Algeria international Sofiane Feghouli the provider .
Speaking after the game, the AS Monaco loanee is pleased with his team’s result against the Anatolian Star.
“I am very happy. We played a very important game today [on Saturday] where we needed to get three points,” Onyekuru told the club website.
“We played well and fought well. I’m very happy to contribute to my team in this way. Falcao’s assist and the goals I scored, all of which came together, produced a good win.
“The important thing was to contribute to my team here and get three points in this important game. I’m happy to do that.”
The Super Eagles star also talked about his ability to find the net twice within the space of eight minutes.
“There are such things in football. Sometimes you can’t start in the top 11 and score goals,” he continued.
“Sometimes you come into the game in the last two minutes and score two goals. That’s the kind of thing that happens in football.”
The result took Galatasaray two points leaders Besiktas who recorded a 3-2 victory at Istanbul Basaksehir on Friday evening. He would be hoping to add to his goal tally when Terim’s men take on Rizespor on March 19.
Super Eagles will face the Squirrels of Benin Republic on March 27 in Pot Novo while they will face Lesotho in the final qualifying race for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON slated to hold in Cameroon next year.