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Utaka scores in Sivasspor loss

01 September 2014, 11:47

Ankara - Nigeria striker, John Utaka, was among the goals in the Turkish Super Lig but could not help Sivasspor avoid a 1-2 loss to Gaziantepspor at the Sivas 4 Eylul Stadium on Sunday, SuperSport reports.

Interestingly, Utaka came up against another Nigerian in Gbenga Arokoyo, who played in the heart of Gaziantepspor's defence.

Utaka's first real sight at goal came in the 40th minute when he could only head off target from the centre of Gaziantepspor's goal area from Baris Yardimici's cross.

Three minutes later, Utaka turned provider for teammate Hakan Arslan whose left-footed shot was blocked by bodies in the Gaziantepspor's backline.

It took just seven minutes into the restart for Utaka to break the deadlock and give Sivasspor the lead on day one of the new season in Turkey.

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