When Nigeria faces Ukraine later this evening it will be the first time the national team will play at the Dnieper since 2009.
Sportsfanug.Com gathered from the Ukraine FA that the last Grade A match at the venue was when the team faced England 10 years ago.
At a media briefing on Monday, Andriy Shevchenko, the coach of Ukraine called on fans to attend the match just as they did in the one played with England.
“It is a pleasure to come to the Dnieper”, Andrey Shevchenko said at the beginning of the press conference.
“ Last time the team played here 10 years ago and had a good match, beating the British. I am very pleased to be here and invite all the fans to come to the stadium tomorrow and support the team.
“And what comes to your mind first when you remember the duel with England?
“It was a difficult match, very important. We beat a good team. Warm memories of the match itself and the excellent support of the stands. ” Which of your wards won’t exactly play tomorrow (Tuesday)?
“ I can’t say for sure. There are no microtraumas, everyone is training. But I can assure you that there will certainly be changes.
“Everyone in the Dnieper is interested in whether Konoplyanka and Lunin play. Will the guys get a chance?
” As I said, new faces will appear on the field. Someone will start, some will replace. Today’s training will give us information on the status of the players, and tomorrow we will decide on the composition. We will give a chance to those who played less.