Newly capped Super Eagles midfielder, Frank Onyeka is set for his most difficult test ever when he files out with Midtjylland in a Champions League tie against Liverpool at Anfield tonight.
Onyeka started and played for 87 minutes last week as Midtjylland lost 0-4 at home against Atalanta in their Champions League opening Group D game.
The 22-year old then played all 90 minutes as Midtjylland recorded a 3-2 away win against Brondby at the weekend in a Danish SuperLiga game.
Onyeka who made his international debut for Nigeria in the 1-0 loss to Algeria in an international friendly in Austria penultimate weekend was in Midtjylland’s squad that arrived England on Monday.
Tonight’s clash against Liverpool will be Onyeka’s sixth Champions League appearances since he made his debut in a qualifier against Astana in 2018.
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The Nigerian has one Champions League goal and an assist to his credit so far for Midtjylland having scored against Slavia Prague and bagged an assist against Ludogorets.
Also set for Champions League action is Zaidu Sanusi who will be gunning for his second appearances for Porto against Greek side Olympiacos.
The 23-year old defender who also won his first Super Eagles cap against Algeria recently, made his Champions League debut after playing for 77 minutes in Porto’s 3-1 loss away against Manchester City last week.
Sanusi is expected to feature for Porto despite picking up a red card in Porto’s 1-0 win against Gil Vicente in Primeira Liga game at the weekend.
By Sulaiman Alao
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