BY JOHNNY EDWARD: Super Eagles defender Efe Ambrose will make his 28th appearance in the UEFA Champions League for Celtic who face Astana in their first leg, third qualifying round clash on Wednesday night in Kazakhstan, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
With coach Brendan Rodgers without five injured centre-backs (Erik Sviatchenko, Jozo Simunovic, Kolo Toure, Dedryck Boyata and Kristoffer Ajer) for the encounter Ambrose is a sure bet to start despite a fresh £1m bid from Greek Champions Olympiakos who also host Hapoel Beer Sheva in another fixture.
Ambrose who had a night to forget in Celtic's 1-0 defeat to Lincoln in the first leg of their second qualifying round tie is expected to play as the main centre-back if Rodgers is to stick with the 3-5-2 formation he has played in recent games.
The 2013 AFCON winner and Beijing Olympic silver medallist played a part in Celtics three league championship triumphs, one Scottish Cup and one League Cup win.
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