Nigeria and Everton forward, Henry Onyekuru, played his first game in the colours of Turkish giants, Galatasaray in Switzerland on Thursday.
Onyekuru was a second half substitute as goals from Steven Bergwijn, Donyell Malen and Cody Gakpo confined them to a 3-1 defeat against Dutch side, PSV Eindhoven.
🇳🇬 Henry Onyekuru makes his debut with #Galatasaray jersey 🙌🏻 pic.twitter.com/IFCEy9c8U3
— Galatasaray EN (@Galatasaray) July 18, 2018
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It was Onyekuru’s first game since the serious injury he suffered while on loan at Belgian side, Anderlecht, late 2017.
“What a great feeling to be back on the field after such a long time,” he said after the game.
What a great feeling to be back on the field after such a long time. Preseason is in full effect! Honored to wear the Galatassary kit for the 1st time! 💛❤ #Thankful 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/lKcX7D5Un1
— Henry Onyekuru (@henryconyekuru) July 18, 2018
The 21-year-old sealed a season-long loan move from English Premier League side, Everton, to theTurkish Super Lig, where he would spend the 2018/2019 season at the home of current champions, Galatasaray.
He joined the Toffees from modest Belgian side, KAA Eupen in the summer of 2017 before joining another team from Belgium, Anderlecht on loan.
The Nigerian played 28 times scoring ten goals for Anderlecht before his season was cut short by injury, ending his dream of featuring for the Super Eagles at the just concluded FIFA World Cup in Russia.