Nigerian striker, Henry Onyekuru has expressed delight over his debut appearance for Olympiacos in their Europa League play-off victory on Thursday.
Onyekuru joined the Greek club from Ligue 1 club Monaco on a permanent deal this summer but was made to start from the bench.
The Super Eagle came on in the 74th minute, as his club cruised to a comfortable 3-0 victory over Slovan Bratislava.
Guinean Aguibou Camara powered Olympiacos ahead in the 37th minute before Senegal’s Pape Cisse added the second in the 52nd minute for a 2-0 half-time lead at Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium.
In the 68th minute, Olympiacos were 3-0 up after defender Vasil Bozhikov turned the ball into his own net a sweeping cross from Cisse and seven minutes later, Onyekuru came on for his debut.
Though he did not find the back of the net, Onyekuru created two chances which were not converted by Cisse, and also watched his powerful shot from outside the 18-yard box go inches wide.
The 24-year-old revealed his deep level of joy at making his first start and promised more in the second leg.
“Blessed to play my first minutes for my new club,” Onyekuru wrote on his social media pages, “We walked away with the victory and looking forward to the second leg.”
Onyekuru will hope to start in the return leg when they face Slovan on Thursday before they start their Super League campaign against Lamia on August 27.