Nigerian Players active on UEFA Champions League night


Innocent Bonke and Faith Obilor helped their sides to winning starts in the UEFA Champions League first qualifying round on Wednesday.

Bonke came on as a second half substitute to help consolidate Malmo FF’s 3-0 win against Drita, while Obilor played all 90 minutes in Helsingin Jalkapalloklubi’s [HJK] narrow 2-1 win against Vikingur.


Vikingur also had a Nigerian in the match day squad. 33-year-old forward, Adesina Lawal started and played all 90 minutes, but could not help his team avoid a home defeat.


The second-leg matches are due to be played between the 18th and 17th of July.


However, the duo of Anthony Nwakaeme and John Ogu were not involved in Hapoel Be’er Sheva’s 4-1 win against FC Flora of Estonia.


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