By Johnny Edward:
Nigerian midfielder Nosa Igiebor has been ruled out of Maccabi Tel Aviv's UEFA Champions League clash away to FC Porto on Tuesday due to a niggling knee injury, Completesportsnigeria.com can report.
Also ruled out of the clash for Maccabi are Dejan Radonjic, Eli Dasa and Yuval Shpungin.
Igiebor who scored twice in seven UEFA Champions League qualifying round games for Maccabi is expected to undergo an operation for a troublesome knee injury in the coming weeks, according to reports on Israeli sports website, one.co.il.
The Nigerian international is yet to feature for Maccabi after sustaining a knee injury in last month's UEFA Champions League defeat away at Chelsea has played only 22 minutes of league football for the Israeli treble winners this term against Ironi Kiryat Shmona.
“The pain in Nosa’s knee is refusing to ease. He is working hard to get fit and except it goes he cannot get back to action,” an official of the club told Israeli sports website, one.co.il.
“It might be a ligament thing or even a meniscus and maybe they have a hand in hiding what is causing the pain.”
At the Estadio Mestalla stadium, Moses Simon is expected to return to Gent's starting line-up in Tuesday's clash away at Valencia who will be without Aymen Abdennour, Diego Alves, Ryan and Enzo Perez.
Simon who missed Gent's 2-1 win away at Mouscron-Péruwelz traveled with the squad to Spain for the clash.
If he gets to feature it will be Simon's third for Gent in the competition. He is yet to score this season for his club in all competition.