Monday, 21 October, 2019

AFCON 2019: Nigeria vs Algeria preview

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"Now, they are solid", he said, referring to the Algerian side recently voted the best team in the tournament's group stage by the tournament organisers.

However the outcome, both teams can be proud of their AFCON run and the victor would take that momentum into the final.

"We had two changes before South Africa and it's possible we might change again".

"We have an assignment at hand and it is to tell the players the importance of the semi-final fixture", he continued. We know they're a good side but we have a strong team too. "I am sure if we do the same thing that we did against Cameroon and South Africa we have a good chance to win". We also have to take into account Algeria's all-action style and those extra thirty minutes and penalties in their quarterfinal clash on Thursday night.

"We have to play together, stick together and keep fighting". Their hopes rest on the shoulders of their all-important defence, as well as Chukwueze, Alex Iwobi, Ahmed Musa and Ighalo going forward. "We want to say thank you to them for everything".

It would take a huge effort to knockout this rampant Algeria side, thus Nigeria need to bring their A game.

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Nigeria have been crowned African champions in 1980, 1994 and 2013.

This approach has accounted for their victory against Burundi, Guinea, Cup holders Cameroon and South Africa.

A 3-0 walkover win was awarded to Algeria although it was academic as Nigeria had already qualified for the World Cup. Nigeria, meanwhile, have sailed relatively smoothly to this stage, with a shock loss to minnows Madagascar in the group stage the only blip on their record.

The victor on Sunday night will proceed to the Final match of the biggest -ever AFCON championship, billed for Cairo International Stadium on July 19, against the victor of the first semi final between Senegal and Tunisia.

Egypt have been in support of the Super Eagles since they crashed out earlier in the championship and Iwobi has this to say: "They are insane with the team".

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