Nigerian Under 23 Star Olabiran Blessing Muyiwa is looking forward to making his debut in the Russian Premier League as his team is set to face Zenit Saint Petersburg tomorrow.
Russian top league newly promoted side FC Tambov will be up against reigning Champions Zenit Saint Petersburg in matchday one of the 2019/20 league season at the Gazprom Arena on Sunday.
Speaking to Futbalgalore.com ahead of tomorrow’s game against the Lions, Olabiran who is popularly known as “Benito” by Tambov FC fans stated that though the encounter will be a very tough one, but at the same time vowed that his team will give everything to get a good result.
“Tomorrow’s game is going to be a tough game because we are playing against the champions of Russia.
“They won the league last season and we are playing our first league game against them and it’s going to be an away match. So, I think it’s going to be a tough game.”
Benito added: “From the look of things, we are not favourites so I think tomorrow we have to give everything to get a good result but I’m excited because I will be playing in the first division for the first time and it’s another level in my career and I’m looking forward to having a good start as well.”
Olabiran who recently scored four goals in five Pre-season matches during his team’s training tour in Belarus played a major role last season for the Wolves who eventually emerged as champions of the Russian National Football League.