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
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
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