Algeria Coach Belmadi Sends Tough Message to Super Eagles Ahead of Big Friendly

Algeria Coach Belmadi Sends Tough Message to Super Eagles Ahead of Big Friendly

  • Nigeria and Algeria will be going head to head on Tuesday, 27 September in an international friendly game
  • And ahead of the clash, coach Djamel Belmadi has claimed that his wards will show some respect for Nigeria
  • Coach Jose Peseiro will be without strong defender Troost-Ekong who got injured and has returned to England

Djamel Belmadi who is the coach of Algeria national senior team has explained that he and his wards have respect for the Super Eagles of Nigeria ahead of the coming international friendly.

The Super Eagles and Algerian national team will go head to head on Tuesday, 27 September, in an international friendly encounter that is expected to be interesting.

Nigeria have failed to record any win over Algeria in their last three meetings and this will make the encounter to be more interesting one.

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Djamel Belmadi, Algeria, Super Eagles, international friendly.
Algeria coach Djamel Belmadi rates Nigeria high ahead of friendly. Photo by APP
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At the 2019 African Cup of Nations, Algeria defeated the Super Eagles in the semifinal which was a painful loss for Nigerians.

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According to the report on Complete Sports, Djamel Belmadi stated that the Super Eagles are not a small side adding that he is looking forward to have a good game.

Djamel Belmadi's reaction about the game against Super Eagles

“Nigeria is another game. We will try to get the whole group to play. The next game there will be more connection in our game because there will be players who are used to being there.
“You need automatisms to have a smoother game. Opposite, we have a good opposition. It’s not a small team.”

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Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how video has emerged where Super Eagles goalkeeper Maduka Okoye was spotted committing a blunder while in goal for Nigeria in test match against Algeria Team B on Friday night, 23 September.

After being out of the Super Eagles team for some days, Maduka Okoye returned to the first team with many expecting the Watford goalkeeper to shine, but he did not impress.

Algeria team B playing in front of their faithfuls started the encounter impressively looking for an early goal against the Super Eagles who paraded the foreign based players.

Algeria B team went into the break 1-0 ahead on through Karim Aribi who plays for CR Belouizdad.

Everton man of the moment Alex Iwobi equalized for the Super Eagles while Dessers got the second goal for Jose Peseiro’s side.