Nigerians have discovered their fates in the UEFA Champions League first qualifying round, which took place on Wednesday.
The first-leg of the UEFA Champions League’s qualifying round ties will take place on the 6th July, with the return-leg being played a week later on July 13.
Six Nigerians them need to go through the qualifiers, namely Rabiu Ibrahim, Ezekiel Henty, Ogenyi Onazi, Victor Boniface Okoh, Yusuf Lawal and Believe Atiemwen.
Former Super Eagles vice captain, Ogenyi Onazi should make his experience count for Žalgiris who have tough tests with Linfield.
Slovan Bratislava duo Ibrahim and Henty will be crucial when the club face Shamrock Rovers.
Bodo/Glimt’s Boniface will find himself in a tough confrontation against Polish giants Legia Warszawa. The first-leg will be held in Norway and the Stadion Miejski Legii Warszawa im. Marszałka Józefa Piłsudskiego (Warszawa) will host the return-leg.
On the other hand, 36 Lion product Yusuf and his Neftçi PFK teammates will face Dinamo Tbilisi in a tough game. The first-leg will be hosted by the Moldovan side, while the second leg will be taking place in the opponents’ stadium.
Believe Atiemwen’s Zagreb should easily dispatch Valor over two legs.