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EUROPA: Emenike Seeks To End Goal Drought;  Ideye, Nwakaeme, Umar Target Goals 

EUROPA: Emenike Seeks To End Goal Drought;  Ideye, Nwakaeme, Umar Target Goals 

 

By Johnny Edward:

 
Former Nigeria striker, Emmanuel Emenike is hoping to end his six game goal drought for Fenerbache when the Yellow Canaries play away to Dutch side Feyenoord in tonight's UEFA Europa League, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.a

Emenike who was on target in the reverse fixture last scored a goal in Fenerbache’s 1-0 win over Konyaspor.

Nigerian pair, Anthony Nwakaeme and John Ogu will be making their fifth appearance in the Europa League for Hapoel Beer Sheva who clash with Southampton in Group K,

Nwakaeme who was on target in the Camel's 4-2 win over Inter Milan in match-day 5 will be hoping to bag his second goal in the group stage of the competition at the Saint Mary's.

Ogu who is expected to make his 18th appearance in the competition (four games this season) will also seek to score his third goal in the competition since making his debut in 2012.

At the Konya Buyuksehir Torku Arena, Nigerian trio of Moses Simon, Anderson Esiti and William Troost-Ekong will be out with Gent to Konyaspor.

In Group L, Aminu Umar's Osmanlıspor will be hoping to seal their berth in the next round of the competition with a win over FC Zurich at the Osmanli Stadium.

Umar, who has made four appearances for the Super Eagles will be making his 10th appearance in the competition if he gets to feature. He has scored four goals so far this term and will be eyeing a fifth in the encounter. His compatriot, Raheem Lawal has also played nine times this term.

At the Doosan Aréna, Kayode Olanrewaju will be aiming to make it six goals in 12 games in the competition when his Austrian side FK Austria Wein take on Viktoria Plzen.   

In Group D, Nosa Igiebor, has been included in Maccabi Tel Aviv’s squad to Dundalk and will make 12th appearance in the competition and having scored four times, the 2013 African Cup of Nations winner will hope he adds to his tally.

In Group B, Brown Ideye who has scored nine times in ten league matches in the Greek League for Olympiakos will be targeting his second goal of the campaign when he leads the Greek champions attack against APOEL Nicosia in Cyprus in what will be his sixth start of the campaign. 

Olympiakos needs a draw to seal a place in the next round of the competition.

Elderson Echiejile will hope to make his third appearance for Standard Liege when they host Ajax. He was an unused substitute in the reverse fixture at the Amsterdam Arena. 

 

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