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Back from injury Shola Ameobi helps inspire 10 man fightback against league leaders

6 years ago

After missing Gaziantep’s first league win of the season through injury, Shola Ameobi returned to action against league leaders Osmanlispor.

Standing precariously just above the relegation zone, Shola’s second tier team had their work cut out with an away match against a team who had won seven out of eight matches.

After an hour things didn’t look too promising, two goals down and reduced to 10 men after defender Deumi was sent off for a second yellow card.

However, Shola helped his side to pull one back with twenty minutes to go.

The last twenty minutes saw Gaziantep struggle to get out of their own half but on the stroke of full-time, a rare foray saw Shola Ameobi’s team get a lasp gasp equaliser via a great free-kick.

Watch the highlights below – some real characters pictured in the crowd early on, though when I say crowd, despite being league leaders Osmanlispor appear to have as empty a stadium as the other teams Shola has faced at this low level of football.

This hard fought point keeps Shola and Gaziantep one point above the relegation zone.



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