Super Eagles midfielder Ogenyi Onazi showcased his scoring prowess as Trabzonspor secured an emphatic 4-1 victory against Yeni Malatyaspor in the Turkish Super Lig (first division) on Sunday, with fellow Nigerian Azubuike Okechukwu featuring prominently for Malatyaspor throughout the game.
Onazi made his mark on the scoreline with a decisive goal in the 86th minute, sealing a comprehensive win for Trabzonspor. The team’s earlier goals came from Burak Yilmaz in the 24th minute and a stunning brace by Yusuf Yazici in the 64th and 66th minutes.
The commanding victory propelled Trabzonspor to the fifth position in the league standings, amassing 42 points, trailing by six points from securing a UEFA Europa League qualification spot currently held by Fenerbahce in fourth place.
Onazi’s goal in this encounter adds to his contributions this season, marking his second league goal in 18 appearances for Trabzonspor. Impressively, this goal stands as his third across all competitions in the ongoing campaign.
The midfielder’s impactful performance for Trabzonspor comes ahead of his inclusion in the Super Eagles squad for the upcoming friendly matches against Poland and Serbia later this month. His consistent form both in the domestic league and on the international stage underscores his pivotal role within the national team setup.
Onazi’s goal-scoring display signifies his readiness to contribute significantly to the Super Eagles’ aspirations in the forthcoming friendlies, providing a promising boost to Nigeria’s midfield dynamics as they gear up for these crucial international encounters.