Sheffield Wednesday: Atdhe Nuhiu looks to add to Kosovo cap tally

Towering striker Atdhe Nuhiu will be aiming to earn his 12th Kosovo cap tomorrow evening.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 10th October 2018, 5:02 pm
Updated Wednesday, 10th October 2018, 5:08 pm
Sheffield Wednesday striker Atdhe Nuhiu
Sheffield Wednesday striker Atdhe Nuhiu

The Owls forward is part of the Kosovo squad that are gearing up to face Malta and Faroe Islands in a Nations League double-header.

Nuhiu was on target when he last represented his country, helping Kosovo claim their first-ever win in a competitive international by beating the Faroe Islands 2-0 last month.

The 29-year-old has found it difficult to produce his best form at club level this season. His only Wednesday goal came in their opening-day defeat at Wigan Athletic - a match which also saw him see red following two bookable offences.

Nuhiu has struggled to hold down a regular starting spot, with five of his 11 appearances coming as a substitute.

As for Kosovo, who were admitted as members of UEFA and subsequently FIFA in 2016 following a long campaign during which they faced fierce opposition from Serbia, they are currently top of  Nations League D, Group 3.

After entertaining Malta, kick-off 7:45pm, Kosovo travel to the Faroe Islands on Sunday.

Kosovo drew one and lost nine of their matches in the World Cup qualifiers and were held to a goalless draw by Azerbaijan in their opening Nations League fixture.