Onyekuru, Akintola inspire Adana Demirspor to victory over Istanbulspor

Nigeria attackers Henry Onyekuru and Babajide Akintola gave good account of themselves for Adana Demirspor on Friday, Futalgalore.com.ng reports.

The duo featured in a pre season game against  Istanbulspor.

Adana Demirspor did well to edge Istanbulspor 3-2 in an entertaining encounter.

Olympiacos loanee Henry Onyekuru registered his name on the scoresheet in the 41st minute.

In the 2021-22 campaign, the 25-year-old represented Olympiacos in 14 league matches, although he could not find the net.

Thanks to his fine performances for KAS Eupen, where he finished the 2016-17 Belgian First Division A season as joint top-scorer with 22 goals, the winger was signed for Everton for a fee worth £7 million.

Nevertheless, he was sent to Anderlecht owing to his failure to get a work permit which would have seen him realise his ambition of playing in the Premier League.

After completing spells in Belgium and Galatasaray – where he won the 2018-19 Turkish Super Lig title, he was sold permanently to Ligue 1 giants Monaco. There he had struggled to find his feet at Stade Louis II and has been restricted to just four league games for Niko Kovac’s side.

He will now hope to rediscover his best form in familiar surroundings having featured for Galatasaray for three seasons (at different times).

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