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NFF secures international friendly for Super Eagles against Ukraine

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The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced that an international friendly between the Super Eagles and Ukraine will hold next month.

It will be the team’s first outing since their third-place playoff victory over Tunisia at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cairo, Egypt.

The match, billed for September 10, will take place in Dnipro.

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The national football body says the game is part of the 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,” NFF President Amaju Pinnick wrote on his Twitter handle.

“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.”

Meanwhile, the game will serve as part of preparation for Nigeria’s 2021 AFCON qualifying games against Benin Republic billed to hold on November 11.

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