Nigeria to play friendly away to Ukraine in September


Nigeria’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying build-up starts with a friendly away to Ukraine in September, according to the country’s football federation (NFF).

The Super Eagles have risen 12 places to 33rd in the Fifa world rankings, following a third place finish at last month’s continental event in Egypt.

The NFF has quickly secured a 10 September date against the Eastern Europeans as Nigeria prepare to open their Cameroon 2021 campaign against Benin in November’s Group L fixture.

“We have secured a Grade A international friendly match for the Super Eagles against the Ukraine in Kiev, on the 10th of September,” Amaju Pinnick, the NFF president confirmed.

“It is part of our on-going drive to expose as many players as we can to global football, so this should be another springboard for our young stars.”

The two countries have never met at senior international level.


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