Super Eagles midfielder Eddy Onazi played a key role for Trabzonspor as they consolidated their fine start to the second half of the season in Turkey with a 2-0 win over league giants Galatasaray.
Onazi was on from the start in what was his 24th game of the season for the team he joined in the summer from Italian Serie A side Lazio.
So far he has scored two goals, but he wasn’t among the goal scorers in their win over Galatasary, but put in a good shift for the duration of time he was on the pitch during the ill tempered game.
He was replaced by Mustafa Akbas in the 70th minute, in what was a tactical change by coach Ersun Yanal following the sending off of central defender Ugur Demirok for two bookable offences.
The game which witnessed seven yellow cards and a red card for Onazi’s teammate was a game which once again outlined the importance of the Nigerian to his Turkish side.
Known for his box to box runs, he was very industrious in the middle for his team, winning balls and setting up attacks especially in the first half, where two of his deliveries into the box was wasted by his teammates.