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Published On: Mon, Sep 2nd, 2019

Nigeria V Ukraine: Super Eagles depart for Keiv Friday

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Ahead of their September 10 international friendly against Ukraine, the Super Eagles of Nigeria will leave for Kiev on the 6th of September.
The international passports of the players were still with the Ukrainian Embassy in Abuja.
The tie between the Eagles and the Yellow and Blue is part of the shape up matches for the Gernot Rohr tutored side towards the next World Cup qualifiers on one hand and the 2021 Nations cup qualifiers on the other.
Qualifiers for the 2021 Nations cup in Cameroon begin in November.
The two countries are yet to meet at senior international level and soccer fans of both countries are already talking about and looking forward to the match.
Only recently Coach Rohr released a 23-man list for the friendly with only a few of the regular missing.
He however offered opportunity for new invitees like German-born goalkeeper Maduka Okoye who plays for Fortuna Düsseldorf II and midfielder Joe Aribo an opportunity showcase their skills. Kelechi Iheanacho and Semi Ajayi who missed the last Nations cup in Egypt were also handed invitations
Already former Chelsea striker and now Ukraine national coach Andriy Shevchenko has equally named his 24-man team for the match with Schalke O4 of Germany midfielder, Yevhen Konoplyanka, Shakhtar Donetsk’s Junior Moraes leading the pack.

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