Algeria vs Nigeria: Preview, possible line-ups, date, time, venue of AFCON semi-final

Algeria vs Nigeria: Preview, possible line-ups, date, time, venue of AFCON semi-final, Babajide Orevba
July 14, 2019 at 12:46 PM

- Algeria vs Nigeria will slug it out in the semi finals for a place in the finals of AFCON 2019

- The Desert Foxes defeated Cote D'Ivoire in the quarter finals in a dramatic penalty shoot-out

- Nigeria defeated South Africa in the last eight courtesy of a late winner from Troost-Ekong

Algeria vs Nigeria will do battle in what promises to be a cracker for a place in the AFCON 2019 semi finals.

The Super Eagles sealed their place in the penultimate stage of the competition following a 2-1 win over South Africa.

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Algeria vs Nigeria: Preview, possible line-ups, date, time, venue
Algeria vs Nigeria: Preview, possible line-ups, date, time, venue
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While it took the Desert Foxes a 4-3 penalty shoot-out to win over Cote D'Ivoire in the quarter finals to progress into the last four.

Having scored ten goals and conceded just one all through the tournament, the Algerians have maintained a perfect record in five matches so far in tournament.

On the other hand, Gernot Rohr's side gradually developed confidence in each game of the competition and despite their last group game to Madagascar, Nigeria remain AFCOn favourites.

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Possible line ups

Algeria starting XI: M'Bolhi; Bensebaini, Benlamri, Mandi, Attal; Guedioura; Belaili, Bennacer, Feghouli, Mahrez; Bounedjah

Nigeria starting XI: Akpeyi; Awaziem, Troost-Ekong, Omeruo, Aina; Ndidi, Etebo; Iwobi, Chukwueze, Musa; Ighalo

Match: Algeria vs Nigeria (AFCON 2019 semi finals)

Venue: Cairo International Stadium

Time: 10pm (East African Time)

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Gernot Rohr has stressed that he has met his minimum target following Super Eagles qualification into AFCON semi finals.

The German tactician told journalists that Nigeria's third place in the African rankings can only be maintained by progressing into the last four of AFCON 2019.

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