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Nigeria players in the 2019/2020 Champions League season

The 2019/2020 Champions League campaign kicks off on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, with several Nigerian footballers making their debut in the elite competition. No fewer than nine Super Eagles will take part in the Champions League this term and it remains to be seen who is going to shine this time out. We strongly recommend you to continue reading this article as it will help you find out which Nigeria players will compete in the prestigious competition this season.

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Which Nigerian players will shine in this year’s Champions League?

Club Brugge attacking duo

Thanks to a win over LASK in the double-header Club Brugge booked their place in the Champions League group stages. The Belgian outfit are placed in Group A alongside PSG, Real Madrid and Galatasaray, meaning that they have slim chances of making it to the knockout stages of the elite competition. However, both Club Brugge and Galatasaray will be vying for the third place in Group A which guarantees a spot in the Europa League last 32.

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Nigerian attacking duo David Okereke – Emmanuel Dennis is likely to play an important role in Philippe Clement’s team in the 2019/2020 Champions League campaign as they have netted six goals between each other in the new domestic campaign to date. Okereke played for the likes of Spezia and Cosenza before joining Club Brugge in the summer of 2019, whereas Dennis wore Zorya shirt before signing a four-year deal with the Blau-Zwart for a fee of €1.2 million.

Chance for Odey and Onuachu to prove their worth

Genk are yet another Belgian side that will compete in the Champions League this season. Tue Blauw-Wit have been grouped with the likes of Salzburg, Napoli and Liverpool, meaning that they will have to be at their sharpest in each and every game in Group E if they are to book their spot in the last 16.

Nigerian footballers Stephen Odey and Ebere Onuachu have both been included in the Genk Champions League squad, but they are unlikely to start in the opener against Salzburg. Anyhow, the attacking duo is likely to play some part in upcoming group games which will surely help them gain a much-needed experience. Genk are 80/1 at Betway to win top position in Group E, but that is easier said than done.

The Iyayi Atiemwen effect at Dinamo Zagreb

Nigerian midfielder Iyayi Atiemwen quickly established himself as a first-team regular at Dinamo Zagreb. The 23-year-old has been producing splendid performances in the Croatian top flight this term, scoring three goals and providing one assists for his teammates to date.

Iyayi Atiemwen is likely to start against Atalanta in Dinamo Zagreb’s opener and, no doubt, the outcome of Wednesday’s clash will depend on his performance in the middle of the park. It has to be noted that the potential international player is 23/4 at 888sport to open his goal-scoring account in the Champions League.

All eyes on Victor Osimhen

Lille chiefs made a right decision when they signed a deal with Super Eagles attacker Victor Osimhen. The 20-year-old has already started paying off and the footballer who scored his 5th goal of the new Ligue 1 campaign in a 2-1 win over Angers is widely expected to shine in the 2019/2020 Champions League season.

The Nigeria international is brimming with confidence ahead of Lille’s Champions League debut and, no doubt, all eyes will be on Pepe’s replacement when les Douges face Ajax at Amsterdam Arena. The French side will face the likes of Valencia and Chelsea in Group H as well and it is no wonder they are 11/1 to clinch top position in the standings.

Attractive odds on Abraham to win Champions League Golden Boot

Slavia Prague midfielder Peter Olayinka, Lokomotiv Moscow defender Brian Idowu and Benfica right-back Tyronne Ebuehi will have a chance to prove their worth in the 2019/2020 Champions League campaign as well, whilst Tammy Abraham, who is still eligible to play for the Super Eagles, is expected to shine on his debut in the elite competition as well. The Chelsea centre-forward, who has been scoring goals for fun at the start of the new Premier League campaign, is 50/1 at Betfair to win the Champions League Golden Boot.

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