Henry Onyekuru Emerges Fastest Player In Turkish League

Henry Onyekuru Emerges Fastest Player In Turkish League

World-renowned United Kingdom-based sports analytics company, OPTA, has adjudged Henry Onyekuru the fastest player in the Turkish Super Lig.

OPTA released the analysis of its measurement of the speed of players in the Turkish topflight on Thursday, where the Super Eagles winger clocked 32kph over 20 meters to be ranked at the top of the speed list.

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The 21-year-old Nigerian is on loan at the Istanbul-based club from Premier League side, Everton, until the end of the 2018/19 season.

Onyekuru has scored 11 goals and three assists in 24 Super Lig appearances, making him one of the top performers for Gala.

The Galatasaray has also recently broken back into the Super Eagles and has nine caps for the team thus far.

Onyekuru celebrated his full debut for the senior team by scoring in the recent 3-1 win against Seychelles in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

He was nominated for the Young Player of the Year at the NFF Awards but lost out to Villarreal's new kid on the block Samuel Chukwueze.

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Gernot Rohr hopes to include both players in Nigeria's final squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in June and July.

This article was most recently revised and updated 3 months ago