2018 World Cup Qualifier: Nigeria Ready for Algeria Encounter

Nigeria v Algeria Preview: Eagles face stern test in tricky clash

Gernot Rohr faces his biggest test as Eagles’ handler when his side meet the north Africans in a crunch qualifier in Uyo

Nigeria  face Algeria today in their second Group B game of the 2018 Fifa World Cup qualifier at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo.

The Super Eagles sit atop Group B with three points having defeated Zambia in their opening game in Ndola, and victory against the Greens will move them closer to Russia.

Both countries have met 18 times, and Nigeria boast of a superior record with eight wins, three draws, while the north Africans have emerged victorious six times.

Coach Gernot Rohr knows his side have a mountain to climb in the high-profile match as he hopes to maintain his 100 percent start in charge.

The German tactician believes his experience and youthful side would tear apart the depleted visitors in his pursuit of the country’s sixth World Cup appearance.

Despite injuries to key players like Adam Ounas, El Arabi Hillel Soudani, Rachid Ghezzal and Ryad Boudebouz, coach Georges Leekens will rely on Nabil Bentaleb, Yacine Brahimi, Sofiane Feghouli and Riyad Mahrez to upset their hosts.

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