Thursday Aug 25, 2016. 22:37
Nigeria striker Olanrewaju Kayode was the match winner Thursday night as Austria Wien won 2-1 at Rosenborg to qualify for the group stage of the UEFA Europa League.
Austria Wien qualified 4-2 on aggregate having won the first leg at home 2-1.
Kayode found the target in the 69th
minute before he was replaced in the 78th
minute in Norway.
Another Nigeria star, Moses Simon, provided two assists for Belgian club KAA Gent to trounce KF Shkendija of Macedonia 4-0.
Gent advanced to the mini-league stage of the Europa League on a 6-1 aggregate.
Umar Aminu, fresh from the Rio Olympics, played the entire 90 minutes, as his Turkish club Osmanlispor achieved the double over Danish club Midtjlland to also reach the Europa group stage.
Osmalispor won the first game in Denmark 1-0, before the won 2-0 at home to post a 3-0 aggregate victory.
Wilfred Ndidi was also part of qualified Genk after they defeated Lokomotiva Zagreb 2-0 to go through 4-2 on aggregate.
The Nigeria midfielder played from start to finish as usual.
Incidentally, teammate and Tanzania skipper Mbwana Samatta scored one of Genk's goals and both players will come face-to-face in next week's AFCON qualifier in Uyo.