The Super Eagles of Nigeria will today, Friday, October 9, 2020, take on the Desert Foxes of Algeria in an international friendly scheduled to hold by 18:30 pm (West African Standard Time) and 7:30 pm (Nigerian time) at the Worthersee Stadium, Klagenfurt, in Austria. Algeria has been unbeaten in their last 18 encounters; the last time they lost a game was almost two years ago against the Squirrels of Benin Republic (1-0) in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.
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Gernot Rohr and his charges are aiming to end the unbeaten run of the North Africans who won the 2019 AFCON in Egypt. Djamel Belmadi’s side will be hoping to extend their unbeaten run which has seen them win 13 games and draw five games so far. Gernot Rohr is optimistic of a great performance from his boys tonight.
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‘It’s a match to test new players, we want to see what they are capable of, Algeria will be a big test for us, it’s a team that has been undefeated for 18 games and we will try to stop. It is a great team in Africa, it is champion of the African continent, we will try to put an end to their good results.’
Today’s game will be the first time both teams are meeting in an international friendly and it is a repeat of the 2019 AFCON semi-final match which a Riyad Mahrez late free-kick gifted the North Africans a 2-1 win.
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