AMINU UMAR ENDS LENGTHY GOAL DROUGHT
Former Nigeria U-23 international Aminu Umar finally put an end to his six-month barren spell in front of goal, as he was among the goals for Rizespor in their 3-1 Turkish Super Lig win over Konyaspor on Saturday.
Umar had gone nine games without a goal, but opened his account for the season with his goal on Saturday evening.
It was a perfect start for the hosts, as they went 2-0 up in the opening fifteen minutes. Ogulcan Calgayan opened the scoring in the third minute before he turned provider for Umar to double the home side’s advantage in the 12th minute.
A minute later Deni Milosevic halved the deficit for the visitors and it stayed that way until the break.
After the break, substitute Yàn Sasse ensured the points were safe for Ismail Kartal’s men, as they ran out 3-1 winners in the end.
Umar’s strike against the Anatolian Eagles was his first in 833 minutes of football; since scoring against Galatasaray in a narrow 3-2 defeat in May.
Umar previously played for Wikki Tourists, Samsunspor and Osmanlispor before joining Rizespor and has four Super Eagles caps.
By virtue of the win, Rizespor have now moved to ninth on the log with 17 points after 13 games.