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Europa League: Nigerian duo to face Turkish giants

Europa League By: Ayodeji Tunde | 12/12/2016


John Ogu and Anthony Nwakaeme's Hapoel Be'er Sheva have been handed a seemingly tough fixture in the Europa League Round of 32 draws conducted on Monday.

The Nigerian duo and their Israeli side have been drawn to face Turkish giants, Besiktas.

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Besiktas are one of the eight teams that dropped from the Champions League into the Europa League having finished third in the group phase.

Though the Black and Whites were quite formidable in the group phase, Ogu and Nwakeme can fancy their chances especially as Besiktas were crushed 6-0 in their final group game.

Indeed, Hapoel Be'er Sheva have ruffled feathers in the Europa League this season; especially with their performance against former European champions and Italian giants, Inter Milan.

In all, Sixteen ties were drawn out from Monday's draw, with the first legs to be played on February 16 and the return matches one week later on February 23