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Europa League: Akinyemi, Igbonu Fire Blanks As Ventspils Lose At Home, Ufa Held At Home

Europa League: Akinyemi, Igbonu Fire Blanks As Ventspils Lose At Home, Ufa Held At Home

By Adeboye Amosu:
Nigeria striker, Adeleke Akinyemi,  failed to rescue his Latvian club, Ventspils who went down to a 1-0 home defeat against French side, Girondis Bordeaux in the first leg of their Europa League, second qualifying round clash on Thursday, reports Completesportsnigeria. com.

Akinyemi, 19, who scored six goals in the previous round against  Albanian club, Luftetari Gjirokarter was on from start to finish in the game.

His compatriot, Abdullahi Alfa and Tosin Aiyegun were also involved for the entire 90 minutes.

At the Neftyanik Stadium, Russia club, FC Ufa were held to a 0-0 draw at home by NK Domzale of Slovenia.

Ufa’s Nigerian forward, Sylvester Igbonu started the game and played the entire 90 minutes.

The other Nigerian in  Ufa, Kehinde Fatai, came in for  Vyachev Krotov in the 46th minute.

In another game, Fred Friday fired blanks in Dutch club, AZ Alkmaar 2-0 loss to Kazakhstani side, Kairat at the Ortaliq Stadium, Almaty.

Nigerian- born Ukrainian forward, Aderinsola Habib Eseola scored both goals for the hosts.

Another Nigerian striker, Hilary Gong came in as a 69th minute for Thomas Bruns  as Dutch outfit, Vitesse Arnhem battled to a 2-2 away draw against Vitorul of Romania.

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