Four Ghanaian players suffer eviction from the UEFA Champions League

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Four Ghanaian players suffered heartbreaks after their respective teams failed to go beyond the second round of the UEFA Champions League qualifiers.

The players include; Joseph Paintsil and Christopher Baah of KRC Genk, Bernard Tekptey of Ludogorets and Ibrahim Sadiq of BK Hacken.

Genk bowed out of the qualifiers of the prestigious European club competition after losing 4-1 on penalties to Swiss side, Servette following a 3-3 aggregate draw.

Joseph Paintsil

The first leg ended 1-1 and the second leg 2-2 after extra-time. Joseph Paintsil and Christopher Baah both featured for Genk. Baah came on in the 106th minute for Joseph Paintsil

Christopher Baah

Bernard Tekpetey and Ludogorets exited the competition after losing 3-2 on aggregate to Olimpija Ljubljana. The first leg ended 1-1 and the second leg 2-1, with Bernard Tetteh starting both games.

Bernard Tekpetey

Ibrahim Sadiq was on target for BK Hacken as they bowed out 4-3 on penalties after a 3-3 aggregate draw. The Ghanaian started the game and was substituted 10 minutes to end the extra-time.

The exit of Genk, Ludogorets and Hacken means they’ll drop to the Europa League, where they’ll be involved in the third qualifying round of the competition.

Also, Zuberu Sharani and Slovan Bratislava have progressed to the third qualifying round of the Champions League after beating Bosnia side Zrinjski Mostar 3-2 on aggregate. Sharani scored in both legs.

Zuberu Sharani
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