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Super Eagles of Nigeria to play Les Verts of Algeria in an international friendly


The Algeria Football Association, AFF have announced that Algeria will take on Nigeria in a friendly on September 27 at the New Stadium, Oran, Algeria.

Algeria and Nigeria both failed to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. With Nigeria losing to Ghana on away goal rule in a fixture named “Jollof Derby’ and Algeria losing to Cameroon.

The two-time Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) winner, Algeria, were earlier scheduled to take on the Black Stars of Ghana on the 27th of September, but the West Africans pulled out of the game which forced the North Africans to look for another opponent.

Algeria will take on the Syli Stars of Guinea on September 24 before the encounter with the Super Eagles.

It will be a quality test for the new Super Eagles manager, Jose Peseiro as Djamel Belmadi’s Algeria have won their last two encounters against the Super Eagles.

Algeria defeated the Super Eagles 2-1 in the semi-final of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations courtesy a stunning 95th minute free-kick to send Algeria to the AFCON Final in Egypt. Algeria went on to win Senegal in the final, courtesy a Baghdad Bounedjah second-minute strike.

Djamel Belmadi’s men then cut Nigeria 1-0 in a friendly at the Jacques Lemans Arena, Austria in October 2020.


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