Bursaspor of Turkey defender, Shehu Abdullahi is still relishing his wonder goal for his in their Turkish Super Lig match at the weekend, and opted to reel out several words in the Turks’ language in celebration.
Rather than exhibit his relish with English and Hausa languages, that he is known to be fluent with, footballlive.ng can reveal that Abdullahi showed that he is also adept in Turkish, despite having been there for just over a year, since his arrival from Anorthosis Famagusta of Cyprus.
However, the former Sokoto United and Kano Pillars star, who played as a defensive midfielder for the home-based Eagles in their bronze medal outing at the 2014 Championship of African Nations (CHAN) in South Africa, has apparently picked the Turkish tongue very fast.
Such the 25-year-old defender revealed after rising very high and holding his own under pressure to nod home against Sivasspor in a match day 24 win on Saturday.
It was a grand return to 90 minutes action for Abdullahi, who missed a long line of games earlier this season due to injury, and he made the best of his starting role with a 16th minute kamikaze goal, after which he went crawling like a baby on the pitch in celebration.
Abdullahi, who is expected to be on from the start against Ankaragucu in Bursaspor’s next Lig fixture scheduled this Saturday, is also happy to see his side back to winning ways, after failing to get victory in their last two games against Istanbul Basaksehir and Caykur Rizespor.
The fair-skinned star, who was lined out as a right-wing-back by his club’s coach, Samet Aybaba took to social media after the game at Bursa Büyüksehir Belediyesi Stadium, and reeled out Turkish words of delight.
Shehu stated: “Bunu @BursasporSk hayranlarıma ithaf ediyorum. Hepinizi seviyorum.” (meaning “Great to get a goal after a very difficult comeback! 3 points for @bursaspor.”)