Red Hot Ghana Forward Scores Hat Trick for Red Star Belgrade in UEFA Champions League Qualifiers

Red Hot Ghana Forward Scores Hat Trick for Red Star Belgrade in UEFA Champions League Qualifiers

Lukman Mumuni
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:08 PM
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  • Ghana winger Osman Bukari scored a hat-trick for Red Star Belgrade in their UEFA Champions League clash against Pyunik
  • The in-form Ghana international helped the Serbian giants to a cruising 5-0 victory at home to take a first leg advantage
  • Osman Bukari moved to Serbia in the summer transfer window from Belgium outfit KAA Gent after spending last season on loan at Nantes

Black Stars forward, Osman Bukari, was in phenomenal form for Red Star Belgrade in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday night against Pyunik.

The Ghana international netted a hat-trick as the Serbian champions thrashed Pyunik 5-0 to take a huge first leg advantage.

Bukari, who joined the Red Star in the summer transfer window, has now scored five goals in five games for the Serbians.

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Ghana forward Osman Bukari has scored a hat-trick in the UEFA Champions League for Red Star Credit: @crvenazvezdafk
Source: Twitter

The former Gent player opened the scoring on the half hour mark with a fine strike before Zambian Kings Kangwa doubled the lead three minutes later.

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Bukari extended the lead on the stroke of half time and completed hos hat-trick with twenty minutes remaining. He was replaced by compatriot Ibrahim Mustapha five minutes later.

Stefan Mitrovic sealed victory in the 77th minute.

Red Star Belgrade will travel to Armenia next week for the second leg of the UEFA Champions League qualifiers.

Osman Bukari joins Serbian giants Red Star Belgrade

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Ghana international Osman Bukari has completed his move to Serbian powerhouse FK Crvena zvezda, commonly known as Red Star Belgrade, on a four-year deal.

The 23-year-old winger joined the Belgrade-based club from Belgian side KAA Gent in a deal worth €2 million, according to footballghana.

Osman spent last season on loan with French Ligue 1 side, FC Nantes, notching two goals and registering four assists in 26 matches in all competitions.

Osman Bukari wins Coupe de France with FC Nantes

Ghana international Osman Bukari played a vital role as Nantes claimed this season's Coupe de France on Saturday evening.

The Black Stars winger clinched his first trophy in France after Nantes recorded a narrow 1-0 win over Nice at Stade de France.

The victory means Nantes have secured their fourth Coupe de France crown and their first major trophy since 2000.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.