Musa Mohammed Missing, Super Eagles Hopeful Otigba On Target, Eduok Debuts In Turkey


Hungarian-Nigerian defender Kenneth Otigba who is reportedly a target for new Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr did his chances a whole lot of good with a goal in Kasimpasa 1-3 loss to Istanbul Basaksehir.


He scored the first goal of the game in the 33rd minute in what is his third game since joining the Turkish side on loan from Dutch side Hereenveen this summer.

24 year old Otigba who has long voiced out his desire to represent Nigeria at senior level despite playing for Hungary at youth level will reportedly be scouted by the new Eagles coach in the coming days.

However what would have been a perfect day for him, was ruined by a booking and three second half goals scored by Istanbul Basaksehir to grind out a 3-1 comeback win.

Emem Eduok who joined the Turkish side this summer as well made his debut, coming on in the 83rd minute substitute with scores at 2-1, but the former Esperance of Tunisia forward failed to spark life into his team as they conceded a late third despite his introduction.

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Meanwhile Musa Mohammed who made his competitive debut for Nigeria in the dead rubber AFCON 2017 qualifiers against Tanzania was once again not listed for action by Istanbul Basaksehir.

Since joining the Turkish side last summer, he has only made 5 appearances all in the cup without a single appearance in the league for the modest side.