By James Agberebi: It was not the best of debuts for Super Eagles defender Shehu Abdullahi who was in Bursaspor starting eleven in their 3-1 away defeat to Alanyaspor in the Turkish Super Lig on Saturday.
Abdullahi joined Bursaspor from Cypriot first division club Anorthosis in the January transfer window.
Also in action for Bursaspor were Abdullahi’s Super Eagles teammates Mikel Agu and William Troost-Ekong.
Bursaspor took the lead in the 29th minute through Bogdan Stancu but Alanyaspor were back on level terms thanks to Efecan Karaca.
Alanyaspor went 2-1 up following Junior Fernandes’ 59th minute goal before Emre Akbaba made it 3-1 in the 62nd minute.
The defeat means Bursaspor have now lost back-to-back league games following their 3-0 home loss to league leaders Istanbul Basaksehir last Sunday.
Bursaspor are now ninth on 25 points in the league table.