Nigerian duo of Emmanuel Ekpo and Daniel Chima are both in the Molde Squad that travelled to Romania for the UEFA Europa League tie against Romania domestic league leaders, Steaua Bucureşti on Thursday.
The mission is simple: to end The Speedsters unbeaten run in their last five fixtures in the Europa League.
Chima played all 90 minutes, and scored Molde’s second goal in their 2-0 home win against Stuttgart in their last UEL fixture, while Ekpo sat out the encounter.
Over weekend, both Nigerians were part of the Molde squad that drew against Strømsgodset at home in the Eliteserien with Chima playing full time while Ekpo was a 61st minute substitute.
FC Steaua Bucureşti will look to reach a goals-coring milestone and maintain their unbeaten start in UEFA Europa League Group E as Molde FK coach Ole Gunnar Solskjær returns to the scene of a past triumph.
Both sides have never met before and this is Molde's first encounter with Romanian opposition but this will be the tenth fixture to be played between Romanian and Norwegian teams in UEFA competition, with the previous nine displaying an even record of three wins each and three matches drawn.
Molde will hope to improve on their poor run of three loses, one win and one draw in their last five in the UEL against a Bucureşti side that have three wins and two loses in their last five UEL fixtures at home.