Super Eagles


By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, Nigeria

Super Eagles of Nigeria forced host Ukraine to a 2-2 draw at Dnipro in their first match since finishing third at the last African Cup of Nations (AFCON), Egypt 2019.

Nigeria surrendered a 2-0 lead in a space of two (2) second half minutes to settle for 2-2 draw. Glasgow Rangers player, Joe Aribo scored on his debut for Nigeria in the 3rd minute after brilliant work from Boudeux winger, Samuel Kalu who Mastermind an assist for Alex Iwobi to locate Joe Aribo.
In the 34th minute, Samuel Kalu was fouled by Ukraine defender to hand Nigeria a penalty. Lille forward, Victor Osimhen converted the spot kick to put Super Eagles 2-0 up.
Nigeria had a 2-0 half time lead.

In the 78th minute, Manchester City player, Oleksandr Zichenko gets a goal for Ukraine and immediately in the 79th minute Roman Yaremchuk scored for the host although the goal should have been ruled put for a handball. Ukraine scored a late goal that was ruled out for an offside.

Full Time
Ukraine 2-2 Nigeria
Joe Aribo 3′
Victor Osimhen 34′ penalty
Oleksandr Zichenko 78′
Roman Yaremchuk 79′


23 Andriy Lunin
2 Eduard Sobol
8 Ruslan Malinovskyi
5 Mykyta Burda
9 Moraes
7 Andriy Yarmolenko
15 Viktor Tsygankov
17 Oleksandr Zinchenko
22 Mykola Matvyenko
21 Oleksandr Karavayev
20 Viktor Kovalenko

23 Francis Uzoho
5 William Troost-Ekong
2 Ola Aina
8 Peter Etebo
3 Jamilu Collins
12 Semi Ajayi
10 Joe Aribo
21 Victor Osimhen
17 Samuel Kalu
18 Alex Iwobi
13 Samuel Chukwueze

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