Super Eagles to face Ukraine in September

Super Eagles By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 10/08/2019

Nigeria’s Super Eagles will face Ukraine in an international friendly match on September 10 in Kyiv.

It will be the Super Eagles’ first outing since their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Third-Place match in Cairo Egypt against the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia which The Gernot Rohr’s team won 1-0.

President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Melvin Pinnick made the announcement via the Social Media on Friday

Pinnick’s Tweet informs the game is part of his administration’s initiative to expose more players to international football.

“We have secured a Grade A international friendly match for the Super Eagles against the Ukraine in Kiev, on the 10th of September. It is part of our ongoing drive to expose as many players as we can to global football, so this should be another springboard for our national team development,” reads the Tweet on Pinnick’s Twitter handle.

The game will serve as part of preparation for the Super Eagles’ 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying games against the Squirrels of Benin billed to hold on November 11 at a yet to be named venue in Nigeria.

Gernot Rohr’s men finished in third position at the AFCON 2019 finals.