Onyekuru delighted to make Olympiacos debut


Henry Onyekuru is delighted to have made his debut for Olympiacos in Greece as they defeated Bratislava 3-0 on Thursday.

Onyekuru, who joined the Greek giants from Ligue 1 club Monaco on a permanent deal, was introduced in the 74th minute for Mathieu Valbuena as his side took a 3-0 advantage heading into the return fixture of their Uefa Europa Conference League qualifier.

It was Guinea player Aguibou Camara who put Olympiacos ahead in the 37th minute before Senegal’s Pape Cisse added the second in the 52nd minute for a 2-0 half-time lead at Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium.

In the 68th minute, Olympiacos were 3-0 up after defender Vasil Bozhikov turned the ball into his own net.

Although he did not find the back of the net, Onyekuru created two chances which were not converted by Cisse, and also watched his powerful shot from outside the 18-yard box go inches wide.

He took to social media to express his joy about getting his first minutes for the club.

“Blessed to play my first minutes for my new club.

“We walked away with the victory and looking forward to the second leg.”

In a previous interview, Onyekuru promised to help Olympiacos achieve their target of the season.

“I know it is a big club in Greece, one of the biggest and they have a good ambition and target every season and they are always in the Champions League,” he said.

“I also know of two Nigerians who played here before and I am just here to contribute and keep on pushing and also to be champions countless times, achieve more goals and aims with the club.

“I am happy to be here and ready to achieve more with the club.”

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By FARPost Reporter