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Europa League: Mikel, Nwaekeme Start In Trabzonspor Away Defeat To Getafe, Aribo Plays As Sub For Rangers

Europa League: Mikel,  Nwaekeme Start In Trabzonspor Away Defeat To Getafe, Aribo Plays As Sub For Rangers

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Former Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi was in action for 90 minutes as Trabzonspor fell to a 1-0 away defeat against Spanish club Getafe in their Europa League clash on Thursday, reports Completesports.com.

It was the first time Mikel will play a full game in the competition for Trabzonspor.

Anthony Nwaekeme also started the game at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez and was replaced by Firatcan Uzum seven minutes from time.

Angel scored the decisive goal for Trabzonspor in the 18th minute of the encounter.

At the Ibrox Stadium, Joe Aribo played for eight minutes in Glasgow Rangers 1-0 home win against Dutch club, , Feyenoord.

Aribo took the place of Glen Camara eight minutes from time.

Nigerian-born forward, Seyi Ojo scored the winning goal for the home team in the 23rd minute.

Samuel Adegbenro was unable to save his Norwegian club, Rosenborg from defeat against LASK of Austria in their Group D encounter.

Adegbenro featured for 90 minutes in the game.

His compatriot, Babajide David Akintola was an unused substitute in the game.

Yusuf Otubanjo was also on the bench all through for LASK.

In another Europa League game, Mikel Agu was in action for 70 minutes as his Portuguese club, Vitoria Guimaraes lost 2-0 to Standard Liege of Belgium.

Agu was replaced by Pepe Rodrigues 20 minutes from time.

AS Roma defeated Istanbul Basaksehir 4-0 at the Stadio Olimpico with U23 Eagles captain, Azubuike Okechukwu replacing Danijel Aleksic in the 69th minute.

Rabiu Ibrahim played for 88 minutes for his side Slovan Bratislava as they won 4-2 at home in Slovakia against Besiktas

Sodiq Umar got an assist in the 61st minute and was substituted in the 88th minutes as his Partizan side drew 2-2 at home in Serbia against AZ Alkmaar.

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  • Pompei 2 years ago

    BUKAYO SAKA is the talk of the town in London after his performance against Eintracht Frankfurt. At this rate, how many players will Rohr have to look at? Bukayo looked really really good in that game! What a sleek, intelligent playmaker/winger, with a nice left foot. And he’s only 18! And what about Seyi Ojo? His performance against Feyenoord yesterday….. anyway, make I no too talk, before people begin to say maybe na my family member, or I’m his agent. Ojo has always impressed the heck out of me, right from his Liverpool days. And as for Bukayo Saka, our pipo say if a young boy washes his hands, he can eat with the elders. Coach Rohr, over to you sir!

  • Xxxxxxxxxplay 2 years ago

    I must confess I don’t like Rohr approach and handling our national team due to his defensive mind and late substitution but I must say he has surprised me with his near perfect selection and I think he really is committed to Nigeria. His dedication can not be met by any Nigeria born coach.. he really means well for us .Although am one if those clamoring for his departure but I think now we should join hands with others to make sure Rohr succeed.. When you also consider how much he earns which I know will be small then relatively with what he has achieved so far I don’t think pep could have done better. Having said all these I want the coach to stop using two defensive players if he really want attacking football we are known for. The match against Brazil will say much about him and again the coach should learn to boost the confidence of his wards, Skill to Skill only few countries can match Nigeria presently so the coach should let the boys feel important and not inferior. Lastly did anybody watch Saka playing for Arsenal that guy is an improved version of Iwobi. Can Nigeria get him play for us .God bless Nigeria.Love you all with all sincerity irrespective of our differences.

  • adeniyi 2 years ago

    hello, cant we make all this guys to play the olympic since age is on their side then upgrade them to senior team.

    • Unfortunately,the Olympics is not on the FIFA calendar so most clubs only release players based on mutual understanding with the National teams

  • Emeka 2 years ago

    My good coach please we need ojo lookman b saka Cyril dessers and live Abraham

  • abdul andah 2 years ago

    Sheyi OJO has made it cleared emphatically to the world that he will fancy a chance to switch an allegiance and start playing for Nigeria… but since then nothing really has been done yet. I don’t think the technical department of NFF is really working so far. Why this guy’s papers hasn’t been completed along with the likes of Ademola LOOKMAN and eberechi EZE of Queens park rangers? is it when England has capped these aforementioned guys that we will now be lamenting? if you watch rangers vs feyenoord yesterday you will understand better.

    Come to think of it, Player like OJO is far better than that Overrated Simon Moses who couldn’t completed one successful dribble rather, came in along with that HEAVEY Esiti,and spoilt the work Aribo, iwobi, ETEBO and others has laboured for against Ukraine.

    someone should make Rohr and NFF understand that the super eagles need those three players mentioned…in order to make other players be on their toes while playing for Nigeria.

    we should forget about Tammy Abraham because getting him to play for us this time that he is performing very well under English legendary ex-player cum coach (lampard) is far far fetch considering their sentiment, Tammy cannot even mention it that he will like to switch if he does, his position in Chelsea automatically becomes a threat like what Paul clement of then Swansea coach did to him prior to world cup