Khalid Boutaib was on target twice as Yeni Malatyaspor brushed aside Osmanlispor 3-1 in the Turkish Super League on Sunday.
His efforts in the 11th and 78th minute gave Ertuğrul Sağlam’s men a perfect start in their first game of the season.
Nacer Barazite’s penalty killed the visitors' zeal to launch a comeback, though Andreas Maxsoe got the consolation for the Ankara based team.
Nigeria’s Aminu Umar was on from start to finish for Osmanlispor while Raheem Lawal was replaced in the 75th minute by Tonia Tisdell.
DR Congo’s Thievy Bifouma, the third African in the visitors’ starting lineup made way for Mehmet Umut Nayir after 60 minutes.
Boutaib will be hoping to continue with his impressive form when they travel to Sivasspor on August 19.