Nigeria defender, Shehu Abdullahi says he’s honoured to wear Bursaspor SK captaincy armband when the Turkish Super Lig side defeated Moroccan side El Jadida in a pre-season friendly game in Afyon, Turkey, on Friday, Completesports.com reports.
The Super Eagles right-back took to his official twitter handle, @ShehuAbdullahi, to express his delight at captaining his Turkish side, Bursaspor, to a 1-0 defeat of El Jadida.
“I’m honoured to captain Bursaspor SK in yesterday’s game. We won and I’m delighted for the great privilege to wear the armband of this club. #WeAreBursaspor,” Abdullahi tweeted.
Abdullahi had been sidelined by injury of late, but recovered to rejoin Bursaspor in pre-season program after the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
He joined Bursaspor last season from Cypriot club, Anorthosis Famagusta.
Abdullahi has represented Nigeria in all categories of the country’s national football teams.
The 26-year-old was part of the late Stephen Keshi’s home-based Super Eagles squad the won bronze medal in the 2014 edition of Championship for African Nations, (CHAN) in Cape Town, South Africa.
He was named in the 30-man Nigeria provisional squad list for 2018 World Cup finals in Russia, but did not make the Gernot Rohr’s final cut.
By Sab Osuji