The Super Eagles defence trojan was in superb form in his first appearance for his new Turkish club
The game played at the Special Provincial Administration Stadium, Bahçelievler, saw the former Sunshine Stars skipper handed a starter’s shirt and he shone like a million stars to justify his inclusion by manager Riza Calimbay against the Turkish third division outfit that once paraded former Super Eagles player, Uche Okechukwu.
As expected, the Eagles defender was a thorn in the flesh of the hosts' frontline as he completely marked out their attackers which halted their ambition to get the much needed equalizer and possibly the winner.
Florin Cernat’s strike in the 26th minute was all Rizespor who are currently second on the Super Liga log needed to cruise to the next round.
With this impressive display, Oboabona is expected to get more playing time for the highly competitive Rize-based team especially in the Turkish Super League. ---------------- goal.com