Algeria host Nigeria at the Stade Mohamed-Hamlaoui in Constantinein this Friday in a CAF region third round qualifier. The match is a dead rubber with the visitors having already qualified in the last round, but both manager’s insist they are not taking the tie lightly.
Algeria manager Rabah Madjer will use the match to prepare his side as they fight to enter the 2019 Africa cup of nations. He has within his disposal talented stars in the form of African Footballer of the Year nominee Yacine Brahimi and Leicester City duo Islam Slimani and Riyad Mahrez.
Nigeria manage Gernot Rohrwill already have his mind set on how his squad will look in Russia next year. He will start testing his players in this one. The John-Obi Mikel captained side will miss the services of Chelsea’s Victor Moses who is out injured. Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi scored their qualifying goal and could receive the nod to start as he continues to integrate with the senior team.