Thursday, 3 August 2017

Champions League: Ogu, Emenike's clubs qualify for playoff

John Ogu

John Ogu missed a penalty as Hapoel Be’er Sheva lost 3-1 while Emenike was on the bench as Olympiakos drew.

Nigerian players John Ogu and Emmanuel Emenike have qualified for the play-off stage of the Champions League with their clubs Hapoel Be’er Sheva and Olympiakos respectively.

Ogu’s Hapoel Be’er Shava managed to progress after a 3-3 aggregate against Bulgarian champions Ludogorets Razgard on Wednesday, August 2.


Hapoel Be’er Sheva who have another Nigerian Anthony Nwakaeme in their side lost 3-1 on the night but progressed on away goal rule following a 2-0 home win last week.

Ogu who missed a penalty for Hapoel Be’er Sheva during the game took to his social media to react to the result.

Made it to the @ChampionsLeague playoffs.Proud of my team efforts.Sorry to those I almost gave heart attack with my Penalty Miss,” the midfielder wrote.


Olympiakos who has Emenike in their books also progressed to the play-off stage after a 2-2 home draw to against Partizan Belgrade.

They won the two-leg tie 5-3 on aggregate after 3-1 away win last week. Emenike who scored in that game was on the bench all through the second leg.


The draw for the play-off stage comes up on Friday, August 4 in Nyon, Switzerland.

from - Nigeria's entertainment & lifestyle platform online

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