By Omolagba Oluwayemi
Football Writer, kick442.com-Nigeria
Mikel’s Stoke City face Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup as Joel Obi and Leon Balogun welcomes Etebo and co to Scotland in Europa League playoff
UEFA Europa League Playoff
Joel Aribo and Leon Balogun will lead Rangers against Galatasaray which also parades three Nigerians Etebo, Ozornwafor and Sekidika in a crunchy Europa League playoff tie, while Samuel Adegbenro’s Rosenborg BK will trade tackle PSV in another UEFA Europa League playoff encounter
Nigeria ex- international and coach of Tirana FC of Albania, Ndubuisi Egbo will try to upset Young Boys when both sides meets tonight in Switzerland while Bright Enobakhare’s AEK Athens welcomes Wolfsburg to the Main Olympic Stadium in Greece.
Otubanjo and Ogana’s Ararat-Armenia will also welcome FK Crvena zvezda to Armenia as they also battle for a place in the Europa League group stage and Bonke Innocent who was a second half substitute in Malmö FF’s 3-0 victory over BK Häcken on Sunday will look to help Malmö FF overcome Ramon Azeez’s Granada in what promise to be an interesting Europa League playoff encounter.
David Nwolokor is expected to be on the bench for Rijeka when they take on FC Koebenhavn for a place in Europa League group stage.
Funsho Bamgboye will travel with Fehérvár FC to Belgium in another playoff tie against Standard Liège and the duo of Aniekpeno Udoh and Usman Sale will look to help KuPS get pass CFR Cluj for a place in the group stage. Both Udoh and Sale were in the starting lineup when KuPS defeated IDK Mariehamn 2-0 over the weekend. Udoh got scored the second goal of the encounter in the 60th minute.
Spanish La Liga
In the Spanish La Liga, Saturday Erimuya will should start from the bench when Cadiz plays Atletico Bilbao.
Ademola Lookman and Ola Aina’s Fulham will battle Brentford for a place in the quarter finals of the Carabao Cup while John Obi Mikel will hope to help Stoke City mastermind a win against premier league side Aston Villa at the Villa park. Nigerian eligible Bukayo Saka should be on the starting lineup when Arsenal travel to Anfield to face Liverpool in what will be their second visit in three days.
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