Meet Kehinde Oyewusi - The Nigerian behind Žalgiris Vilnius European Club Competition History
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Meet Kehinde Oyewusi – The Nigerian behind Žalgiris Vilnius European Club Competition History

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It is now a guarantee that a club from the Lithuanian top-flight club will be playing in the European Club Competition for the first time ever this season.

This piece of history will not be possible without the impact of a certain Nigerian, Kehinde Oyewusi who contributed 40% of the goals scored by Žalgiris Vilnius.

Žalgiris Vilnius secured a 2-1 aggregate win against FC Ballkani in the Champions League first qualifying round – the Lithuanian superpower needed an extra-time goal from Kehinde Oyewusi to see off the Kosovan club.

It was his first goal in two Champions League qualifying games.

Kehinde Oyewusi goal against FC Ballkani (Kos) in the first qualifying round.

The goal was a beauty to behold as Kehinde Oyewusi raced into a pass, dribbling the keeper before scoring from a very tight angle.

In the first round, the first leg was 1-1, the second leg ended 1-0 in favour of Žalgiris Vilnius.

The second qualifying round against Malmo ended 1-0 in favour of Žalgiris Vilnius and the second leg in Sweden ended 2-0 in favour of Žalgiris Vilnius.

Kehinde Oyewusi again scored in the 2-0 win second leg encounter. Again, his goal was a beauty to behold – using his pace to beat a defender before curling in a powerful goal.

Kehinde Oyewusi goal against Malmo on Wednesday

For securing a second-round win against Malmo, Žalgiris Vilnius enter the history books becoming the first ever Lithuanian club to play in a UEFA club competition group stage, with a place in the Conference League groups guaranteed as a very minimum.

Kehinde Oyewusi, 23, was an academy graduate of Flying Sports Academy in Lagos.

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Tope Adefala

Tope Adefala is an experienced sports writer, editor, and web designer. A former editor at Sportlineng.com. Talks sports with a great bias toward Basketball, Tennis, Field Hockey, and Football. Former media officer of Nigeria Hockey Federation. I have been in the business of Sports communication and marketing for more than 10 years. Not forgetting that I won the West African University Games, and the Nigeria University Games gold medals. You can find me on Twitter @1topham.

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