Aminu Umar ends goalless run as Osmanlispor edge Bursaspor

The 23-year-old attacker gave the Ottomans a major boost in their battle against relegation with a crucial victory on Saturday

Aminu Umar ended his seven-game goalless run in the Turkish Super Lig as Osmanlispor defeated Bursaspor 2-1.

Four days after celebrating his 23rd birthday, the Nigerian forward found his scoring boots since he registered a brace against Akhisarspor on Christmas Day.

Umar inspired Irfan Buz’s side to their first win since the resumption of the Turkish top-flight on January 27.

The 2016 Rio Olympics bronze medalist opened the scoring at the Osmanli Stadium in the 17th minute with his fifth league goal of the season. Morocco’s Adrien Regattin doubled the lead with his 43rd-minute effort.

Three minutes after the restart, DR Congo’s Jires Kembo-Ekoko pulled one back for the visitors but it was not enough to help them from avoiding defeat.

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Nigeria internationals Mikel Agu and Shehu Abdullahi played for the entire duration while William Troost-Ekong was an unused substitute as Bursaspor suffered their 11th loss of the season.

Despite the win, Osmanlispor still sit in the relegation zone with 24 points from 25 games – a point adrift of safety.