Manchester City will face Steaua Bucharest in the Champions League play-off round. The fixture wil...
City avoided potentially tricky ties against Roma and Monaco and will now battle the Romanian side who have Nosa Igiebor on their books and finished second in their division last season.
John Ogu’s Hapoel Be’er Sheva will battle Celtic, who parade compatriot Efe Ambrose, for a coveted place in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League.
Celtic will host the first leg on August 15 with the second leg in Israel a week later. Incidentally, Ogu and his teammates eliminated Greek champions Olympiacos, who have Nigeria striker Brown Ideye, to reach this stage of the competition.
It may be another all-Nigeria clash when FC Porto tackle AS Roma. Chiedozie Awaziem is with Porto, while Nigeria Olympic team striker Sadiq Umar features for Roma.
Emenike’s Fenerbache face Grasshopper of Switzerland for a place in the group phase of the UEFA Europa League after they crashed out to Monaco in the Champions League.
Emenike’s Turkish club will host the first leg on August 17 with the reverse fixture a week later.
In the same competition, Nigeria star Paul Onuachu’s Midtjylland will come up against Osmanlispor, who parade Nigeria forward Umar Aminu.
The Belgian club of Wilfred Ndidi, Genk, have been drawn against Lokomotiva Zagreb, while another Belgian club Gent, who feature Moses Simon, face Shkendija.
Slovak double champions Trencin, who have Nigeria stars Rabiu Ibrahim and Samuel Kalu among others, are up against Rapid Wien and Olanrewaju Kayode’s Austrian club Austria Wien will need to go past Norwegian club Rosenborg.
FULL CHAMPIONS LEAGUE PLAY-OFF ROUND DRAW
FC Ludogorets vs Viktoria Plzen
Celtic vs Hapoel Beer-Sheva
FC Copenhagen vs Apoel FC
Dundalk FC vs Legia Warsaw
GNK Dinamo Zagreb vs FC Salzburg
Steaua Bucharest vs Manchester City
FC Porto vs AS Roma
Ajax vs FC Rostov
BSC Young Boys vs Borussia Monchengladbach
Villarreal CF vs AS Monaco
Ties to be played on the 16/17 and 23/24 August