Lagos - It was a night not to forget for three Nigerians who
played for their respective teams in the UEFA champions league qualifiers, on
Tuesday night as they all tasted defeat in the first leg ties.
In Malta, Nosa Igiebor thought he had given his team Maccabi
Tel Aviv a lead good enough to help them secure at least a draw when he scored
in the 22nd minute, but two goals from the home team Hibernians helped them to
a 2-1 win sending Igiebor and his Israeli side home empty handed.
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However Igiebor's goal might be pivotal in their quest to
turn around the tie in the second leg in a fortnight when they play at home,
but same cannot be said of Rabiu Ibrahim and Kingsley Madu’s AS Trencin who
fell 2-0 at home to Steau Bucuresti of Romania.
The duo who had their debut for the Super Eagles in
Nigeria's last 2017 qualifier against Chad in Kaduna, were on from the start
but while Madu played the entire duration of the game Rabiu was on for 79
minute before giving way to Ryan Koolwijk.
Tonight's game will see Efe Ambrose and his Scottish side
take on Starjnan from Iceland hoping for a better result.For
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