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Nigeria’s Rohr wary of much improved Algeria

13 July 2019

"I hope we can achieve in this year's edition and even if we don't do that this time we can achieve more in the future because we are a young team that includes many talents who have a brilliant future", Iwobi told AFCON's official website.

There were fears that these three players would not be fit for Nigeria's next AFCON 2019 game against Algeria, due to the knocks they suffered against South Africa. We have already mentioned how solid a defense they possess.

Oil baron, Otedola has recently been involved in a number of commendable interventions for ailing former Nigerian worldwide players, including 1980 AFCON winning team's captain, Christian Chukwuemeka Chukwu and goalkeeper Peter Fregene. In football most times, you have to earn the right to win. Ironically, the only time Algeria won the tournament was in 1990 when they defeated Nigeria 1-0 in the final on home soil.

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Amaju Pinnick, disclosed this to the team during a breakfast meeting on Thursday in Cairo, Egypt, while congratulating them for their victory against South Africa.

Super Eagles trio of Ahmed Musa, Odion Ighalo and defender Chidozie Awaziem have been declared fit to face Algeria in AFCON 2019 semifinal clash on Sunday, July 14. The Eagles' inability to keep a clean sheet in their last three games should worry the Coach Gernot Rohr side.

Champions in 2013 before incredibly failing to qualify in 2015 and 2017, there is a feeling in the country that the Super Eagles could achieve a fourth success on the continental showpiece event. They went on to lift the trophy with a 1-0 defeat of Group C foes, Burkina Faso. The Super Eagles have been one of the most consistent teams in the history of AFCON.

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The Super Eagles recorded a 2-1 win against tournament favorites, Cote d'Ivoire in their quarter-final match before thumping Mali (also huge contenders) 4-1 in the semi-finals.

"It's going to be a tough game".

Without doubt, Algeria's Riyad Mahrez and Nigeria's teen sensation, Samuel Chukwueze who possess exquisite skills are the players to watch in tomorrow's epic clash in Cairo.

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Nigeria’s Rohr wary of much improved Algeria