Emmanuel Emenike looks to have discovered his goal-scoring form since netting a brace to place Nigeria in the driving seat in the two-legged 2014 World Cup playoff against Ethiopia early in the month.
The Nigerian striker who opened his account for Turkish club Fenerbahce in a dramatic fashion with a last gasp match winner last week, continued from where he stopped by grabbing a brace in Friday’s 3-1 win over Gaziantepspor at the Sukru Saracoglu Stadium in Istanbul.
Emenike opened scoring with a well-timed header inside the box on a cross from Alper Potuk in the 9th minute.
His second goal came in the 86th minute with scores set at 2-1, Salih Ucan robbed the ball from Gaziantepspor defenders surging into the area, and he left it for Emenike to score his brace.
The victory leaves Fener on top of the Super Lig with 22 points, six ahead of Besiktas, who will be playing today (Saturday) against Akhisar Belediyespor and nine more than defending champions Galatasaray.
The 26-year-old striker has now scored three league goals since joining the ‘Yellow Canaries’ from Russian club Spartak Moscow less than two months ago.