Nigerians paraded last night in the Europa Cup Qualifiers.

Photo credit : John Ogu and Anthony Nwakaeme

Isreali champions Hapoel Be’er Sheva, who lined up both John Ogu and Anthony Nwakaeme, were eliminated by Apoel.

Apoel won the home game 3-1 to go through 5-3 on aggregate.

In another Europa League third qualifying round game, AS Trencin parading four Nigerians including Philip Azango and Aliyu Zubairu held Feyenoord to a 1-1 draw in Rotterdam to advance 5-1 on aggregate.

Awoniyi hit target on 13 minutes.

Gent thus qualified for the Europa League playoffs 4-1 on aggregate.

Liverpool loanee Taiwo Awoniyi scored his first goal for Belgian club KAA Gent to beat Polish club Jagiellonia Bialystok 3-1 at home tonight.

Another Nigerian Otubanjo Yusuf of LASK Linz Austria who came as a substitute at the 87th minute was part of the victory train after winning Besiktas of Turkey 2-1 on their Austrian soil

Substitute Chrisantus Macaulay got off the mark for HJK but his team were thumped 4-1 by Olimpija Ljubljana.

At the Stade Municipal de Differdange, away team FC UFA played out a thrilling 2-2 draw with FC Progres Niedercorn. Sylvester Igboun was in action for 80 minutes.
Out-of-favour Nigeria

International Efe Ambrose was named in the starting XI for Hibernian tie away to Molde. The central defender and his teammates were at the receiving end of a 3-0 loss. Leke James was a second half substitute while Daniel Chima was benched for the entire duration by the Norwegian side.


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