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Onyeka Named In Midtylland’s UCL Squad Vs Atalanta

Onyeka Named In Midtylland’s UCL Squad Vs Atalanta

Nigeria midfielder Frank Onyeka has been named in Midtylland’s 23-man squad for Wednesday’s (today) UEFA Champions League clash against Serie A club Atalanta, reports Completesports.com.

Onyeka picked up an injury on international duty with Nigeria and missed the club’s 3-1 home win against OB Odense last weekend.

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“Brian Priske and the rest of the coaching staff have selected the squad for the Champions League clash against Atalanta. Here, Frank Onyeka is back among the 23 players,” reads a statement on the club’s official website.

The 22-year-old was earlier expected to miss the game due to the setback.

He has made four appearances in the competition for Midtylland this season and scored once.

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  • Paul. 4 years ago

    Ndidi in the SE wasnt an immediate hit,so most of these new guys also time to show there real stuffs.

    • Igbekun Abo 4 years ago

      I just like this Onyeka guy. He is Super Eagles material but he faces intense competition for a place.

  • Proudly 9ja 4 years ago

    To be honest i am one of the ones saying to give this guy more time in the SE but watching this game against Atalanta am not so sure any more. He plays like Serey Die of Ivory coast, lot of energy but lack skills. He keeps falling on the ground like he did against Algeria (although its raining today tho). Watching this match I won’t be surprised if he isn’t invited for the next match. Am not convinced about him going by his performance today. Hope am wrong tho.

    • Igbekun Abo 4 years ago

      I also watched him but he hasn’t had the best of games. Onyeka will come good.

      • Proudly 9ja 4 years ago

        I really hope so my broda. He has the strength to hustle for the ball but he doesn’t look too comfortable on the ball. Immediately u give him d ball he never tries to hold on to the ball just passing immediately. There is another midfielder on dat team called Canute, watch him play with confidence. Onyeka should know that this competition should be his launchpad to getting call up to the SE and he should grab it with both hands, Most people don’t care about the Danish league, UCL you have the world watching. COACH GR is watching and he is not doing his chances any good from his display today. My opinion tho others might see it differently.

        • Dr. Drey 4 years ago

          U see….that is why I insist people should leave the coach alone to do his damn job. When this man insisted you have to be tested in a top league to stand a chance of coming to test yourself with the guys in the team, he knew what he was talking about, but regressive minded people will hurl all sorts of insults at him in the name of ‘constructive’ criticism albeit unreasonable criticism which i will call it…from claiming he is collects bribe (from players already playing and shining in the top leagues…LMAO…what nonsense), to claiming he is too rigid, to claiming he is conservative, to claiming he doesn’t create competition…bla bla bla, but turn around after granting them their whish and they see that the much heralded ones aren’t even up to speed to claim he doesn’t know his starting XI….as if him and his assistants that scout these players week-in-week-out do not know what they are doing. LMAO

          I noted here your exact observations about Onyeka after their match vs Slavia. A decent player he is though but i dont see him having anything special, up to or better than those in the team at the moment have, though it was nice to have him around for the friendlies. But his next focus now should be moving to a top league where he will be ‘cooked’ well enough. The kind of midfielders we need now in the SE are those who are comfortable with the ball….those who are not scared of requesting for it, keeping it, moving it around and giving forward passes. If we can get 2-3 more of such midfielders in addition to Iwobi, Etebo, Aribo….then I will be very glad.

          • Proudly 9ja 4 years ago

            Drey, I agree with regards to letting the coach do his job bcos if he succeeds we all succeed but if he fails he alone pays the price. The problem tho is concerning your 2nd point of us needing 2-3 midfielder to supplement Ndidi, Aribo, Etebo, Iwobi, who are these 2-3 that we can get that are playing in the top leagues. I don’t think we have that now otherwise GR would have called them. The best we can do at this points are players in the championship, segunda B, or in turkey. Other than that olise, Amos, Ejaria, I don’t see who else is there to choose from ooo. Not even sure if these guys are even invited they will excel in the SE.We really need cover in that midfield area tho

  • I have been saying it guys football has levels. it is quite simple Atalanta operates at a different level to Mtjytiland.

    I have been saying it for SE to be successful we need our top players playing in the Big 5/6b leagues in Europe. this was just a classic example of boys vs men which some still fail to see, FC Mtyitiland were quite simply outclassed and outplayed by a Superior Italian Seria A side. So hence some will soon the difference in having a Victor Osimhen operating at a highlevel in a Top Seria Side to a Dessers or Onuachu and the three can’t be compared. Hence most of the top teams in the world have their players playing in the best leagues in the world.

    This is why I always laugh at some people in this forum who clamour for the inclusion of Every Tom, dick and harry who score in the most obscure leagues in the world

  • Edoguy 4 years ago

    Zaidu is a good player, I watched Porto play and I was quite impressed with his bombing forward and back. He is a revelation. A farmer until the age of 20 I heard.

    Onyeka needs time to play his way up the big leagues before been invited to the SE

    Dennis seem to play well sometimes. I hope to see him play for Nigeria again

  • Mercy 4 years ago

    I watched the match between btw midtyland and atalata specifically to have a second look at onyeka performance before I made my conclusion about his game. In my opinion, the guy still has a long way to go especially when you think we the fans we will always judge him based on what we know the likes of other etebo and ndidi we give us on the field.

    The only player I know and I watched him played the DM position very well except that this season he will need to start playing regularly with his club is kingsley Michael of bologna.

    • Igbekun Abo 4 years ago

      Kingsley Michael na baller. Definitely one for the future.

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