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UCL Playoffs: King Battles Ogu, Nwakaeme In Isreal; Olaitan Also Set For Action

King Battles Ogu, Nwakaeme In Isreal; Olaitan Also Set For Action

By Johnny Edward:

Super Eagles midfielder John Ogu, could find himself being marked by his former Flying Sports Academy teammate Ikenne King when Hapoel Beer Sheva host Hungarian League champions, Honved Budapest in Wednesday’s 2017/2018 UEFA Champions League second preliminary round qualification clash at the Yaakov Turner Toto Stadium, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

The 29 year old Nigeria international who is equally looking forward playing against Honved reveals that he is in good shape after the summer break. 

He was also wary of the threat Ikenne could pose to his side’s chances on the field of play.

“I have worked and gotten myself prepared for the objectives ahead. Looking forward to the UCL playoffs starting on Wednesday,” Ogu tells Completesportsnigeria.com.

“I can’t wait to come up against Ikenne. I told him back in June during our holidays that we could be paired against each other and it has happened. Now we just need to face each other and defend our teams to the best of our abilities.”

Ogu has made six appearances and has scored once. For King, it will be his debut appearance in the competition.

His compatriot  Anthony Nwakaeme will hope to open his goal account for the Camels when he make his seventh UEFA Champions League qualification appearance having provided one assist so far in the competition.

Also expected to play a crucial part in his team’s quest for a third round berth in the competition is Olaitan Yusuf who will feature for seven time Slovakian champions, MSK Zilina who face reigning Danish champion FC Copenhagen in another encounter on Wednesday.

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The former U-17, U20 and U-23 forward scored 11 goals in 18 appearances last season for Zilina as they lifted the title. 

 

UCL PLAYOFFS FULL FIXTURES

Tuesday,  July 11

Qarabag FK vs Samtredia

Hibernians vs Salzburg

Partizan Beograd vs Buducnost Podgorica

Rijeka vs TNS

 

Wednesday,  July 12

 FK Spartaks vs FC Astana

 APOEL Nicosia vs F91 Dudelange

 FC Sheriff vs Kukesi

 Hapoel Beer Sheva vs Budapest Honved

 Malmoe FF vs FK Vardar Skopje

 Zrinjski Mostar vs Maribor

 BATE Borisov vs Alashkert FC

 IFK Mariehamn vs Legia Warszawa

 Zalgiris Vilnius vs Ludogorets Razgrad

 Zilina vs FC Koebenhavn

 Dundalk vs Rosenborg

 FH Hafnarfjordur vs Vikingur

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