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Super Eagles Stars Get Tricky Carabao Cup Draw With English Clubs

Super Eagles Stars Get Tricky Carabao Cup Draw With English Clubs

By Johnny Edward:
Super Eagles stars; Kelechi Iheanacho, Wilfred Ndidi, Leon Balogun, Isaac Success and Oghenekaro Etebo will be looking to progress to the next round of the Carabao Cup after their respective teams were handed tricky ties in the Second Round of the competition, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

The draw which took place on Thursday kept 11 of the 13 participating top flight teams apart. The other seven clubs who are involved in European competition this season joined the Carabao Cup in the Third Round.


Leon Balogun’s Brighton Hove Albion will face Southampton at the Amex Stadium. Balogun is yet to make an official appearance for Brighton since he joined the club on a free this summer.

Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi’s Leicester City were drawn against Fleetwood Town. The draw will also see Jamie Vardy face his former club. Vardy left Fleetwood Town for Leicester City in 2012.


Isaac Success is expected to be in action for Watford when they travel to the Madjeski Stadium to face Reading. Oghenekaro Etebo could also make his debut in the competition when his English Championship side Stoke City host Huddersfield Town.

Everton will host Rotherham, while Newcastle step on a potential banana peel as they travel to face Nottingham Forest.

The Second Round matches will take place in the week commencing Monday 27 August.

The Full Draw
Brighton vs Southampton

QPR vs Bristol Rovers

Wimbledon vs West Ham

Fulham vs Exeter City

Wycombe Wanderers vs Forest Green Rovers

Cardiff vs Norwich

Millwall vs Plymouth Argyle

Brentford vs Cheltenham Town

Swansea vs Crystal Palace

Newport County vs Oxford United

Bournemouth vs MK Dons

Reading vs Watford

Northern section

Leicester vs Fleetwood Town

Leeds vs Preston

Sunderland or Sheff Wed vs Wolves

Nottingham Forest vs Newcastle

Doncaster Rovers vs Blackpool

Burton vs Aston Villa

Hull vs Derby

Middlesbrough vs Rochdale

Everton vs Rotherham

Blackburn vs Lincoln City

West Brom vs Mansfield

Walsall vs Macclesfield

Stoke vs Huddersfield

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