On-loan Chelsea defender Omeruo starts against Akhisar

Kenneth Omeruo
Nigeria's forward Ahmed Musa (L) and Nigeria's defender Kenneth Omeruo play the ball during a Round of 16 football match between France and Nigeria at Mane Garrincha National Stadium in Brasilia during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 30, 2014. AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSEN

Kasimpasa take on Akhisar at the Manisa 19 Mayis stadium hoping to move one step closer towards securing a European spot.

On-loan Chelsea defender Kenneth Omeruo will start for the Istanbul minnows after a brilliant performance in the 2-1 win over Istanbul rivals and league leaders Besiktas last week.

The Nigerian international defender has played a key role in the Kasimpasa defence this season alongside his partner in crime Titi but they will be without the injured David Pavelka.

Akhisar have struggled after the winter break having failed to win a single game but they are still in contention for a European spot with sixth place still up for grabs.


Stadium: Manisa 19 Mayıs
Refere: Fırat Aydınus

Kick-Off: 19:00 (Local Time)

Confirmed Starting XI’s

Akhisar: Fatih, Tolga, İsmail, Caner, Orhan, Merter, Vaz Te, Sami, Nguemo, Custodio, Rodallega.
Manager: Cihat Arslan

Kasimpasa: Ramazan, Popov, Titi, Omeruo, Veigneau, Castro, Hakan, Adem, Scarione, Del Valle, Eren.
Manager: Rıza Çalımbay