Super Eagles winger Moses Simon gets a tough group as Francis Uzoho and Shehu Abdullahi draw Machester United in the 2022-23 Europa League season.

Simon was instrumental in helping Nantes to qualify for this season’s tournament after beating Nice 1-0 in the final.

However, the Super Eagles duo of Uzoho and Abdullahi was part of the Omonia Nicosia side that clinch the Cypriot Cup with former Kano Pillars strongman featuring five minutes as he was giving a marching order in the encounter.

Nantes, Ominia Nicosia Manchester United, Arsenal, Roma Fernabache, Mitdylland, and Lazio are among the 32 teams plotting their path to the final in Budapest in this season’s Europa League competition.

Simon’s Nantes have been given a tough task to come out of Group G after being a draw with Greek side  Olympiakos, Bundesliga top club Freiburg, and Azerbaijan outfit Qarabag.

Uzoho and Abdullahi’s Omonia Nicosia will play Premier League giant Manchester United, La Liga side Real Sociedad and stubborn FC Sheriff in the group stage.

Other Nigerians in the tournament discover their opponents in the early with Bright Osayi-Samuel’s Fenerbahce will battle Dynamo Kyiv, Rennes, and AEK Larnaca in Group B.

Victor Boniface who recently joined Belgian Pro League club, Union Saint-Gilloise from Norwegian champions, Bodo/Glimt on four years contract with the option of another year will face Sporting Braga, Malmo, and Taiwo Awoniyi’s former side Union Berlin in Group D.

Nigerian rising midfielder Raphael Onyedika who has been linked with a move to AC Milan will come against Serie A side Lazio, Europa Conferences finalist Feyenoord, and Austrian team SK Sturm Graz in Group F.

Super Eagles hopeful Chukwunonso “Noni” Tristan Madueke who is been nursing an injury after he missed PSV 1-0 defeat to Rangers in the final Champions qualification will face  Arsenal, Bodo/Glimt, and FC Zurich.

This seasons final takes place at the Puskas Arena in Budapest, Hungary, with the winner once again securing qualification to the Champions League.






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