BY KUNLE SOLAJA.
Andrey Lunin, goalkeeper of Ukraine has been quoted by the Ukrainian FA website as bèing in top spirit ahead of this evening match with Nigeria.
“I feel good and ready to play with Nigeria” He expressed readiness to enter the game and have a clean sheet.
For Nigeria’s manager, Gernot Rohr, the match serves as preparation for the qualifying series for 2021 Africa Cup of Nations and the 2022 World Cup.
At a press conference on Monday, he reportedly remarked: “Sparring with Ukraine will be the beginning of our preparation for the selection cycle of the next African Cup of Nations,” the German expert said. – We have a young team and we would like to successfully start at a new stage.
“Of course, we did a good job of studying the opponent’s game. The match against Ukraine is a real challenge for our team. However, given that the match will have the status of friendly, its result is in the background for me. “
Goalkeeper of the national team of Ukraine Andriy Lunin expressed his readiness to enter the starting line-up for the match against the Nigeria team.
“The Nigeria national team is a good force. All representatives of the African continent play powerfully, athletic football.
“It is very nice to be in the Dnieper. For the first time in pre-game training, I saw so many fans, the whole rostrum was filled.
“I feel good, ready to play against Nigerians, if they trust the place in the squad”, the goalkeeper noted after the open training of the blue and yellows at the Dnipro Arena.