10 players of Cameroonian origin are involved in this stage of UEFA’s secondary competition,the UEFA Europa League this Thursday .
Toko Ekambi and Michael Ngandeu may be the already established names in the Den but guys like Wilfred Kaptoum,Evan Ndicka are potentials for the Den in Future who will be involved in the Europa League this Thursday.
Sevilla vs SS Lazio
Cameroon’s Ibrahim Amadou and FC Sevilla will try to protect a difficult 1-0 victory earned in Rome against Lazio.
Real Betis vs Stade Rennes
Wilfred Kaptoum (Betis)
Jeames Lea (Rennes)
Real Betis look to have an advantage to progress to the quarter finals of this years Europa league after forcing a 3-3 draw against Stade Rennes in France for the first leg.
Coach Quique Setièn can call on the services of Cameroon’s Wilfried Kaptoum who has proven to be a worthy replacement for Giovani LeCelso.
Julien Stephane on the other hand knows that his team should have defended better and knows how complicated it is now for his team to get the needed results in Spain.
In defense, he can turn to Cameroon’s Gerzino Nyamsi while upfront Jordan Siebatcheu and James Edward Lea Silicki could be of great assistance.
Genk VS Slavia Prague
Michael Ngandeu Ngadjui (Slavia Prague)
Slavia Prague failed to score at home against Genk, but the Belgian team also failed to score thanks to the defensive heroics of Cameroon’s Micheal Ngandeu.
He will need to be at his best again as another clean sheet for coach Jindrich Trpisovsky’s side will be crucial for them to have any chance of going through.
Villarreal vs Sporting
Karl Toko Ekambi (Villarreal)
Karl Toko Ekambi and Villarreal have hit form at the business end of the season, recent results seems to be going their way as they fight for survival in the Spanish La Liga. They have a one goal lead to protect against Sporting Club of Lisbon.
Celtic Glasgow vs Valencia
Olivier Ntcham (Celtic)
22 years old midfielder Jules Olivier Ntcham is still eligible to play for Cameroon though he is currently playing for the French in the young categories.
His Celtic of Glasgow will try to overturn a two goals deficit against Marcelino Garcia Torral’s Valencia at the Mestallia.
Red Bull Salzburg vs Clubbe Bruge
Jerome Oguene(RB Salzburg)
Coach Marco Rose seem to have more confidence in Jerome Ougene. Red Bull Salzburg managed an away goal against Clubbe Brugge, but the Belgians made the most of their home advantage and made sure of victory by scoring twice.
The Austrians will have to battle hard to earn a ticket for the quarter finals.
Frankfurt vs Shaktar Donetsk
19 years old Evan Ndicka has taken the Bundesliga by storm with his defensive qualities.
He has been an ever present in the Eintracht Frankfurt back four this season. The 19 years old defender with his head firmly rooted on his shoulders will need be
at his best on Thursday against Skakhtar Donetsk. The French have already taken notice of his talent and invited him into their under 20 national team, but he is still eligible to play for the land of his birth, Cameroon. Frankfurt will depend largely on their two away goals, given that the first leg game ended 2-2.