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Ukraine vs Nigeria: Referee, match officials for friendly game revealed

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The Ukraine Football Federation has named Paolo Valerie, as the centre referee for Nigeria’s international friendly against Ukraine on Tuesday at the Dnipro Arene.

Valerie became an international referee in January 1, 2011.

The 41-year-old Italian has issued 145 cards in his career so far.

He will be assisted by compatriots, Alessandro Costanzo and Stefano Alassio.

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A statement from Ukraine Football Federation’s official website read: “The main arbiter will be Paolo Valerie. Alessandro Costanzo and Stefano Alassio will help him along the lines. The role of the fourth arbitrator will be performed by Ukrainian Vitaliy Romanov.”

The kick-off time for the match is 7:30pm.