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Europa: Simon’s Gent Draw Spurs; Ogu Faces Besiktas; Pogba Brothers Clash

Europa: Simon’s Gent Draw Spurs; Ogu Faces Besiktas; Pogba Brothers Clash

By James Agberebi:

Gent, parading Nigerian stars Moses Simon, Anderson Esiti, Rabiu Ibrahim and William Troost-Ekong, have been drawn to face English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur in the round of 32 of the UEFA Europa League.

In the draw held on Monday in Nyon, Switzerland, Super Eagles midfielder John Ogu and Anthony Nwakaeme’s Hapoel Be’er Sheva were drawn against Turkish side Besiktas.

Former Super Eagles forward Emmanuel Emenike and his Turkish side Fenerbahce will face Krasnodar.

Olympiakos with Brown Ideye, will square off against Aminu Umar’s Osmanlispor while Genk with Wilfred Ndidi will do battle with Astra.

And in another draw, AZ Alkmaar who has Fred Friday, will go against Olympique Lyon.

Meanwhile Manchester United were drawn against French Ligue 1 side St. Etienne. United’s Paul Pogba will face his elder brother Florentin who plays for the French club.

The games will be played in on Thursdays 16 and 23 February, 2017.

EUROPA LEAGUE RD OF 32 PAIRINGS:

Athletic v APOEL
Legia v Ajax
Anderlecht v Zenit
Astra v Genk
Man. United v St-Étienne
Villarreal v Roma
Ludogorets v København
Celta v Shakhtar Donetsk
Olympiacos v Osmanlıspor
Gent v Tottenham
Rostov v Sparta Praha
Krasnodar v Fenerbahçe
Mönchengladbach v Fiorentina
AZ Alkmaar v Lyon
Hapoel Beer-Sheva v Beşiktaş
PAOK v Schalke

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