Super Eagles striker Emmanuel Emenike travelled with Fenerbah├ºe to the Necmettin ┼×eyho─ƒlu Stadium to take on Karab├╝kspor complete with Nigeria international Joseph Akpala.
It was the former Bendel Insurance man, Joseph Akpala who opened scoring ┬áfor Karab├╝kspor in the 13th minute but his strike was cancelled out when compatriot Emenike leveled scores five minutes before the half time.
Ilhan Parlak scored from the spot in the 69th minute to ensure that Emenike and his team mates returned home without a point.
The match saw Emenike return to Karabukspor , a team he represented between 2009 and ┬á2011 scoring 30 goals in 50 matches and helping Karabukspor earn promotion ┬áto the ┬áTurkish Super League.
Emenike had this to say after the game;
“Thank God I scored tonight, But we got a disappointing result. Yet it felt good to play against my old team.
“Honestly, we played in a very bad pitch, everywhere was frozen,It was tough for us,every team gets defeated, today we have lost.” he said.
Emenike has scored 7 goals in 15 appearances this season while compatriot Joseph Akpala who is on loan from Werder Bremen has netted four ┬átimes ┬áin 10 games.