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.
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.