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African Players in UEFA Europa League Qualifiers

Nigerian player Kim Ojo joined the fray in the second-half before getting booked six minutes from time as Danish side Lyngby BK beat Slovakia’s Slovan Bratislava to reach the third round of the Europa League qualifiers.

Over to Helsinki, it was a bitter pill to swallow for Gambia’s pair Ousman Jallow and Demba Savage as Finnish Premier League club HJK fell short of qualifying after losing to Macedonia’s Shkendija on 4-2 aggregate.

It was also a similar story for Scorpions’ hard-tackling midfielder Ebrima Sohna, whose Finnish side also lost to Denmark’s Brondby IF on 3-2 aggregate. The Gambian scored the second goal as VPS led 2-0 before Meerits gifted an own goal to a 10-man Brondby outfit.

Senegal’s Saydina Aboubakar Lamine netted the winning goal as his Latvian outfit managed to beat Suduva 1-0 on Thursday afternoon but still exited the championship on 2-1 aggregate.

Dinamo Brest’s Ghanaian player Fameyeh went into the referee’s book but it was Cameroon’s Moumi Ngamaleu who secured the bragging rights, scoring the second goal as Austrian club Rheindorf Atlach, sailed to a 3-0 win.

Nigeria’s Wakilli and his Lithuanian side Trakai secured a 2-1 victory to level with Norkopping but it was the Swedish side that bowed out of the tourney on post-match penalties.

Samir Hadji of Morocco carried his terrific form from the Luxembourg league to the Europa, scoring one of Fola Esch’s four goals as they trounced Azerbaijan’s Inter Baki.

Ghana’s Abraham Akwasi Frimpong warmed the bench unlike compatriot Yidom Richmond Boakye and Gabon’s Guelor Kanga Kaku who both fared for Serbian side Crvena Zvezda in a 3-1 win over Kazakhstan’s Irtysh.

Segun James Adeniyi of Nigeria and Bakary Nimaga from Mali formed the core of Albanian club Skenderbeu Korce’s attack as they sashayed over Kairat 2-0.

Senegal’s Pape Pate Diouf got the nod from the starting line up in Odd Greeland’s shocking win over Vaduz.

African quartet Ronald Mukiibi (Uganda), Samuel Mensah (Ghana), Fouad Bachirou (Cosmoros), and Alhaji Gero (Nigeria) all started for Swedish side Ostersunds FK as they pulled a huge upset on Galatasaray.

Uncapped Ghanaian forward Abdul Aziz Tetteh watched on without minutes in Lech Poznan’s triumph over Haugesund.

Cameroon’s Frank Ohanzda climbed off the substitutes’ bench to fire home a crucial goal to secure all points for Croatian side Hajduk Split against Bulgaria’s Levski Sofia.

Congo Brazzaville’s Mavis Tchibota grabbed one of Israeli club Bei Yehuda’s two goals in their win over Slovakia’s Trencin.

Morocco’s Zakaria Labyad had his slice of the goal cake as Utrecht swaggered past Malta’s Valletta.

32-year-old Eritrea forward Henok Goite played a part in Swedish side, AIK Solna’s triumph over Bosnia’s Zeljeznicar.




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