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Champions League Ogu, Emenike's clubs qualify for final playoff stage

John Ogu missed a penalty as Hapoel Be’er Sheva lost 3-1 while Emenike was on the bench as Olympiakos drew.

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John Ogu play John Ogu's Hapoel Be’er Shava progressed to the playoff of the Champions League (Twitter/John Ogu)

Nigerian players John Ogu and Emmanuel Emenike have qualified for the final play-off stage of the Champions League with their clubs Hapoel Be’er Sheva and Olympiakos respectively.

Ogu’s Hapoel Be’er Shava managed to progress after a 3-3 aggregate against Bulgarian champions Ludogorets Razgard on Wednesday, August 2.

John Ogu play John Ogu was in action throughout the game (Twitter/John Ogu)


Hapoel Be’er Sheva who have another Nigerian Anthony Nwakaeme in their side lost 3-1 on the night but progressed on away goal rule following a 2-0 home win last week.

Ogu who missed a penalty for Hapoel Be’er Sheva during the game took to his social media to react to the result.

Made it to the @ChampionsLeague playoffs.Proud of my team efforts.Sorry to those I almost gave heart attack with my Penalty Miss,” the midfielder wrote.


Olympiakos who has Emenike in their books also progressed to the play-off stage after a 2-2 home draw to against Partizan Belgrade.

They won the two-leg tie 5-3 on aggregate after 3-1 away win last week. Emenike who scored in that game was on the bench all through the second leg.

Emmanuel Emenike play Emmanuel Emenike scored in the first leg but was on the bench in the second (Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images))


The draw for the play-off stage comes up on Friday, August 4 in Nyon, Switzerland.

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