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Bayer Leverkusen vs West Ham – Europa League quarterfinal rekindles Jollof derby



By Monsurah Olatunji

Football enthusiasts worldwide eagerly anticipate the upcoming UEFA Europa League quarterfinal matches.

Among the most anticipated clashes is the West African Jollof Derby, featuring Nigerian duo Nathan Tella and Victor Boniface against Ghanaian star Mohammed Kudus and his West Ham United team.

Both teams have navigated challenging paths to this stage. Bayer Leverkusen staged a dramatic second-leg comeback, prevailing 5-4 on aggregate against a resilient Qarabag side. Meanwhile, West Ham United displayed brilliance in the round of 16, securing their spot with an outstanding performance.

Expect thrilling encounters as Kudus spearheads West Ham United’s title defense. His stellar display, including a brace in a commanding 5-0 victory over SC Freiburg, underscores his pivotal role.

Adding to the excitement is the showdown between Kudus and Jeremie Frimpong, the Ghanaian standout for Bayer Leverkusen.

Despite Bayer Leverkusen’s challenging journey, the return of Boniface strengthens their resolve. They aim to unleash their full firepower when they host West Ham United on April 11th before the return leg in London.

Football fans, especially those from Nigeria and Ghana, eagerly await the unfolding of this fiery rivalry on the European stage.

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