Nigerian star Ibrahim Olawoyin opened his scoring account for his new club Çaykur Rizespor in their emphatic 5-1 win over Yeni Malatyaspor on Saturday, reports www.aclsports.com
Olawoyin made a switch from fellow Turkish Lig One side Ankara Keçiorengucu to Rizespor last month and was very lively on his home debut two weeks ago but saw his goal chalked off by the Video Assistant Referee (VAR).
There was however no denying the former Rangers International star on Saturday when he opened scoring for Rizespor in the six goals thriller decided at the Çaykur Didi Stadium.
Shortly after seeing Ugandan star Farouk Miya fail to convert his brilliant cut back, a rebounded cross then fell to Olawoyin at the edge of the box in the 20th minute. The enterprising baller cushioned it with his right before unleashing a rasping volley on his weaker left foot which found the bottom right.
Olawoyin’s goal was the tonic his team needed as they doubled their advantage ten minutes later when Congolese star Yannick Bolasie headed home from close range.
Miya then got his long sought goal three minutes after the restart, burying Albert Koc’s delightful lob into the near post before Bolasie got his brace from the penalty spot in the 63rd minute.
Midfielder Alper Potuk completed scoring for Rizespor in the 75th minute with a strike from the edge of the box but there was still time for Mert Miraç Altintas to pull one back for Malatyaspor in stoppage time.
Olawoyin, who now has five goals and seven assists this term was substituted alongside his fellow Nigerian Okechukwu Azubuike in the 75th minute of the game as Rizespor coach Bulent Korkmaz look ahead to their next game, a difficult trip to table toppers Samsunspor.