New signing at Galatasaray of Turkey, Jesse Sekidika has promised to take his strides at the Turkish Super Lig club step-by-step, even after he got his first team debut with the team just a week after arriving from lower division side, Eskişehirspor, megasportsarena.com reports.
Following his outing in The Lions’ 2-1 victory over Eddy Ogenyi Onazi’s Denizlispor on Sunday, Sekidika admitted he was delighted to make his competitive debut for Galatasaray and play a key role in their hard-fought victory, but interjected that he is not in a hurry to make his mark.
The Port Harcourt-born lad gave thanks to God for making his debut possible, as he almost came close to missing out, as Turkey Football Federation (TFF) only issued his player’s license to him on Friday, just some 46 hours before the game against Denizlispor.
The 23-year-old new signing then stepped onto the pitch of Turk Telekom Stadium in Istanbul in the 86th minute of Sunday’s game, donning Gala’s jersey number 28, as a substitute for Turkey ex-youth international, Omer Bayram.
The product of Brooke House College in England, who got eight goals in 16 league appearances for Eskişehirspor before joining Galatasaray last week, said he is now aiming to get better as the days go by, in order to tie down a regular shirt with the club, where his contract runs till June.
Sekidika took to social media to celebrate his debut and thanked the club’s fans for making their victory possible, as he posted: “Good win. Thank God for the First game. Thanks for the support. #cimbombom #glorytoGod #stepbystep.”