Six African players were on the winning side on Wednesday night as Turkish giants Galatasaray beat Akhisarspor 3-1 to win the Turkish Cup.
Akhisar’s Ghanaian striker Elvis Manu opened the scoring in the 56th minute of the match held in front of a 25,000 capacity crowd at the Yeni Sivas 4 Eylul Stadium in Sivas.
Galatasaray’s goals came from Sinan Gumus in the 80th minute, midfielder Sofiane Feghouli in the 88th minute and striker Mbaye Diagne in the 90th minute.
Galatasaray is the most successful club in Turkish Cup history with 18 titles. They have six African players on their books. Christian Luyindama (DRC), Badou N’Diaye (Senegal), Younes Belhanda (Morocco), Sofiane Feghouli (Algeria), Henry Onyekuru (Nigeria) and Mbaye Diagne (Senegal) who were all in the starting line up in last night’s match.
Galatasaray are also top of the Turkish league with two matches to go. They face second placed Istanbul Basaksehir who have Togo striker Emmanuel Adebayor in their ranks on Sunday in a potential title decider.
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