Henry Onyekuru named fastest player in Turkish top flight

Henry Onyekuru named fastest player in Turkish top flight
Galatasaray's Henry Onyekuru

by Staff Reporter

Thursday Apr 04, 2019. 10:15

Nigerian forward Henry Onyekuru can lay claim to being the fastest player in the Turkish Super Lig.

This is according to United Kingdom-based sports analytics company OPTA, which measured the speed of players in the Turkish top flight. The Galatasaray winger clocked 32kph over 20 meters to be ranked at the top of the speed list.

Onyekuru is loan at the Istanbul-based club from Premier League side Everton until the end of the 2018/19 season.

The 21-year-old Nigerian has racked up 11 goals and three assists in 24 Super Lig appearances, making him one of the top performers for Gala.

He has also recently broken back into the Nigerian national team set up under manager Gernot Rohr, and has racked up nine caps for the Super Eagles thus far.

He 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.

Onyekuru 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.

Both players are expected to be included in Nigeria’s final squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in June and July.





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