Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr has assured that his players are ready to battle Ukraine despite the absence of team captain, Ahmed Musa, and Wilfred Ndidi.
Both players pulled out of Tuesday’s international Friendly due to injuries which Rohr says has not affected his game plan.
The German gave the assurance at today’s pre-match conference.
“This game is a big opportunity for us to begin our build-up towards the 2021 AFCON and the 2022 World Cup qualifiers. Some of our key players retired from the team after the last AFCON in Egypt and some others are not here owing to injuries and other issues.
“We have some new and young players here so it is a good opportunity to see what they can bring to the team. We hope for a good game tomorrow against a very solid team playing at home,” he told reporters.
Rohr will be facing a Ukraine side that has never lost to an Africa side in the last seven years.
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In 2014, Rohr was on the losing side when he led the Menas of Niger to a 2-1 loss to Ukraine in a friendly.