The much anticipated international friendly game between Nigeria’s Super Eagles and Ukraine will be played at the Dnipro Arena on September 10.
This was confirmed on the official website of the Ukrainian Association of Football (UAF) on Tuesday.
The encounter will serve as a build-up for Nigeria’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Benin while Ukraine will face Lithuania in EURO 2020 qualifier.
It reads, “September 10, Ukraine’s national team, for the first time in history, will play a friendly match with three-time African champion – Nigeria, who recently confirmed their status as of one of the continent’s strongest teams with the bronze medal of the 2019 Africa Cup [of Nations in Egypt],” the UAF website informed.
“Considering the postponement of the friendly match with the Turks, which was supposed to take place in Dnipro in November last year, such a decision is absolutely logical and fair,” said UAF President Andrey Pavelko.
“This match will be the best gift to Dnipro, the main outpost of Ukraine in the east, and the first national team match in the city in the last 10 years.”
This will be Super Eagles first competitive game after winning bronze at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations that was hosted in Egypt.