Super Eagles defender Godfrey Oboabona is set to make his Super Lig debut in turkey having been listed in Rizespor squad for Monday’s encounter against Trabzonspor.
The defender who had been the subject of various transfer speculations, including Arsenal recently joined the Turkish club from Nigeria Premier League side Sunshine Stars for a reported N135m (€650,000).
Another Nigerian on the team Uche Kalu who also made the final cut for Monday’s trip to Hüseyin Avni Aker Stadium was on duty for 69 minutes in the opening game victory.
Rizespor go into Monday’s tie on the back of a 1-0 home victory over Gençlerbirliği in their opening game of the new season.
The host on the other hand are still searching for their first point of the season, having lost their opening game to Michael Eneramo’s Besiktas last weekend.
The visitors who just gained promotion to the Super Lig currently sit sixth on the log with three points from the one game so far played.
Oboabona and his team-mates go into the game with an away record of two wins, two losses and one draw in their last five games on the road while the home team who sit bottom of the log without a point have won four of their last five home ties in the league.