I am excited we qualified for the UEFA Europa League – Benjamin Tiedi


The Nigerian born midfielder, Benjamin Opeyemi Tiedi who have spent over five and a half years in Europe was part of the Latvian Team who qualified for the UEFA Europa League.



The 24 years old defensive midfielder who plays currently for FK Liepaja in the Latvian Elite League was one of those players who have sealed a ticket with their to the UEFA Europa League .

Speaking exclusively to www.footballlive.com.ng is the right footed defensive midfielder Benjamin Tiedi on his feelings of excitement having qualified to the next stage of the UEFA Europa League and present position in the Latvian premier table.

It is an exciting feeling for me, and a great one as well for the entire team even though i came in the second half of the game.

It was not an easy game for us playing against spartaks Jumala , which a red card was issued to our opponent in the second half and it the made the game more difficult for us because the became so defensive .

For me watching the game from the reserve arena for the first 45 minutes before i came in the second half wasn’t an easy one knowing fully well these is our chance to seal a ticket to UEFA Europa League.

I am grateful we scored the first and only goal of the match in 23 minutes for us and even though we made several attempts to score more goals but the cross bar was unfriendly to our shot taking by some of our strikers .

We adhere to every instructions of the our coach, we gave our very best and at the end of the day we came out victorious against spartaks Jumala .

The former Merani Martvili of Georgia said, i hope to have more playing time in the League and also more appearances in the UEFA Europa League where i can have a better and good opportunity to show case my God given talent as a midfielder.

Playing in the UEFA Europa League to me will be a big strides for me in my professional career and i see it as an opportunity if properly utilized in the field play.

Regarding our place in the Latvian league , we are presently fourth on the premier log and which our target is to end at top three in the Latvian premier League so we can play in the champions League.

The former SALT Academy Kaduna player concluded by saying my dream as Player is be called up one day to play in the national team .


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