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Shirak won the first leg 3-0 at home and despite Samuel Kyere turning the ball into his own net, the Armenia side reached second round on 3-1 aggregate

Armenian league champions Shirak FC qualified for the second round of the Uefa Champions League despite suffering a 1-0 defeat to Tre Penne in San Marino on Tuesday night.

Shirak won the first leg 3-0 at home and despite Samuel Kyere turning the ball into his own net early in the match, Shirak qualified on a 3-1 aggregate win.

Kenya’s George 'Blackberry' Odhiambo, who started in the first leg where he had an assist in the 3-0 win came on as a second half substitute and played for 34 minutes.

Shirak will now face FK Partizan of Serbia in the second round of the lucrative competition. This will also be the level where Victor Wanyama’s Celtic will start their European campaign against Northern Ireland’s Cliftonville.

Odhiambo whose first European stint was with Randers in Denmark might be joining the likes of Dennis Oliech, MacDonald Mariga and Victor Wanyama as the only East Africans to play in the coveted Uefa Champions League.

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