By Johnny Edward:
Super Eagles defender Elderson Echiejile has stated that Monaco must beat Qarabag tonight to stand a good chance of qualifying for the next round of the Europa League competition, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
The French side beat Qarabag 1-0 in the reverse fixture to top Group J, and former SC Braga defender, Echiejile, says there's more to be done with tough games against Anderlecht at home and Tottenham away ahead.
"Winning against Qarabag will give us a good chance of making it to the next round barring in mind the next two games.
"So that's our target here and we know a win will put us in a good position," he told Completesportsnigeria.com in a chat from Azerbaijan.
Also the duo of Michael Babatunde and Imoh Ezekiel hopes their respective teams will advance to the next round.
Babatunde who is yet to debut in the competition for Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk despite scoring twice for the Ukrainian side is confident of an away win against Saint Etienne in France.
In a chat with Completesportsnigeria.com, the 2014 World Cup star said: "I don't know if I'd play, but I pray we win to brighten our chances."
Ezekiel also hopes to impress in Anderlecht's away match against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane.
"It's a good platform for me to prove I belong to that level but to win is very important," Ezekiel told Completesportsnigeria.com.