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Obi Close To Serie A Promotion With Chievo; In Play-off Semis

Obi Close To Serie A Promotion With Chievo;  In Play-off Semis

Joel Obi is getting closer to making a return to the Serie A with his club, Chievo who are now on the verge of gaining promotion to the Italian top-flight, Completesports.com reports.

Chievo advanced to the semi-finals of the Serie B play-offs after a thrilling 1-1 match against Empoli decided in extra-time and with three missed penalties.

The Gialloblu needed extra-time at the Bentegodi to overcome Empoli and secure a place in the semi-finals of the play-offs where Spezia are waiting for them.

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Empoli’s Alberto Brignoli saved Filip Dordevic’s 56th minute penalty while Amato Ciciretti’s spot-kick was also stopped by Chievo’s Adrian Semper on 88 minutes.

Chievo will meet Spezia in the semi-finals and continue their battle for promotion. Obi has played for Inter Milan, Parma, Torino and Chievo in the Serie A since 2010.

By Oluyemi Ogunseyin

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  • Crystal Chris 11 months ago

    Injuries messed this guy up. He came with so much promise as a mercurial midfielder. His few combo with obi Mikel was awesome. His days are over with eagles as age has also caught up with him and a poor pre world cup showing.