Former Sheffield Wednesday striker Atdhe Nuhiu scores in new club's European success, gets replaced by another ex-Owl
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Former Sheffield Wednesday striker Atdhe Nuhiu scores in new club's European success, gets replaced by another ex-Owl

The former Sheffield Wednesday striker Atdhe Nuhiu scored the first goal of his APOEL career on Thursday.

Nuhiu put the Cypriot side 2-1 ahead in their Europa League third qualifying round tie, against Bosnians, Zrinjski.

Though Zrinjski equalised to send the game to extra time, APOEL advanced 4-2 on penalties.

Nuhiu was making only his second start for his new employers, whom he joined earlier this month after his Wednesday contract expired.

And the 31-year-old was replaced in the first half of extra time by another ex-Owl, Ben Sahar.

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Nuhiu, who scored or assisted 77 goals in 277 games for Wednesday, could face his former Hillsborough teammate Sam Hutchinson when APOEL play FC Pafos next month.

The former Wednesday midfielder, Hutchinson. (Photo Mark Fletcher/ MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Like Nuhiu, Hutchinson has signed a two-year deal to continue his career in Cyprus.

Wednesday have yet to source a direct replacement for the Kosovan, although they have been strongly linked with a move for West Brom’s Kenneth Zohore.

Meanwhile, the son of the Owls chairman, Dejphon Chansiri, has started following another potential Nuhiu replacement, Callum Paterson of Cardiff City, on Instagram.

Elias Kachunga, Chey Dunkley, Josh Windass, Connor Wickham, Alessio da Cruz and Massimo Luongo each joined Wednesday after being followed by the young Thai.

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