Nigeria vs Algeria: Djamel Belmadi says his players are ready for Super Eagles

Nigeria vs Algeria: Djamel Belmadi says his players are ready for Super Eagles

- Nigeria vs Algeria's AFCON 2019 semifinal encounter will be played on Sunday night, July 14

- And ahead of the match, Algeria coach Djamel Belmadi says his players are prepared for the tie

- Djamel Belmadi also added their their aims and target is to win the AFCON 2019 title in Egypt

Djamel Belmadi who is the head coach of the Algerian national team has made it clear that his wards are ready for the AFCON 2019 semifinal big clash with the Super Eagles.

Super Eagles are looking for their fourth title since winning their first on home soil at the expense of Algeria in 1980.

Algeria on the other hand are looking for their second gong since their only title win on home soil at the expense of Nigeria in 1990.

Nigeria's Super Eagles have won eight of the previous encounters while Algeria had won seven, with five drawn.

Algeria were stopped from qualifying for the 2018 World Cup as Eagles bashed the Foxes 3-1 in Uyo and tied the second leg in Constantine 1-1 before FIFA awarded the match to Algeria after the Eagles fielded ineligible defender Abdullahi Shehu.

“The one that we won was in 1990 a long time ago when it was at home. We’ve never won since. This is away from home, it’s more difficult of course.

“This is our target, we want to write our history and the players want to write their history as well. It’s not far — two more steps, but two very difficult steps to this great achievement. We will try our best,'' he explained.

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Earlier, had reported how Algeria vs Nigeria will do battle in what promises to be a cracker for a place in the AFCON 2019 semi finals.

The Super Eagles sealed their place in the penultimate stage of the competition following a 2-1 win over South Africa. ( -> We have updated to serve you better

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