The Turkish Football Federation have issued a license to Nigeria
international Henry Onyekuru and this is a seal of
approval from the football regulator that he is now a
bona fide player of Galatasaray and eligible to
represent the Turkish champions in their upcoming
The player’s license number 16956 issued on Friday,
January 17 shows that he joined Galatasaray on
January 5 and the agreement between the parties will
end on May 31, 2020.
Onyekuru has been ruled out of Galatasaray’s first
league game of 2020 against Eddy Onazi’s Denizlispor
as he is recovering from malaria he contacted while
holidaying in Nigeria.
The former Everton winger is expected to resume
training with his teammates next week, assuming he
does not suffer a relapse, which means the earliest
date he can make his second debut for the Lions is
January 23 when they face Rizespor in the Turkish
Meanwhile, a license has not yet been issued to
another Nigerian winger in Jesse Sekidika amid
speculation linking him with a loan move before the
close of the transfer window.
The 23-year-old terminated his contract with second-
tier Eskişehirspor on January 8 before sealing a
transfer to Galatasaray the following day.