Monday, 14 October, 2019

AFCON 2019: Nigeria vs Algeria preview

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Algeria coach Djamel Belmadi said his players are "two very hard steps" away from writing history as they prepare to face Nigeria in Sunday's Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals.

Few believed coach Djamel Belmadi's side would make it this far in the tournament, but the "Desert Foxes" are now hoping to clinch their first title in almost 30 years.

Prior to the qualifiers, Nigeria defeated Algeria 1 - 0 in the third-placed fixture of the AFCON 2010 hosted by Angola.

Nigeria, on the other hand, had to steadily grow into the tournament where they won two of their three group stage matches.

The 40-year-old FIFA badge referee is widely regarded as one of the best referees on the continent and was among the few Africans selected for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation. "Even the defeat helped us to be more humble and sometimes it is good also". "I know it's always been our childhood dream to win as many competitions as we can".

The Super Eagles finished top of a section including 2017 African champions Cameroon and Algeria on the road to Russian Federation past year, defeating the Desert Foxes 3-1 at home before a 1-1 draw in the return fixture.

"We have a team of warriors and we must seize our chance to win this tournament", said Algeria captain Riyad Mahrez.

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"It gives us the confidence but we will stay with a bit of humility and hopefully go on and win the game".

Senegal have reached the semi-finals for the first time for 13 years although they had to work hard for 1-0 victories over outsiders Uganda and Benin in the knockout stages. We've all got quality players. Both teams have all been there before and that experience of winning caps and cups for your national team will play an important role in any team winning and progressing to the final. They were shaky at the time.

"After three hard matches in the first round, we gained momentum in the knockout stages".

"We do not expect an easy game but we are hoping to do what is necessary to ensure that we qualify for the final of the competition".

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.

Tunde Popoola, the Secretary-General of the Nigeria Olympic Committee noted that Nigeria had a slight advantage over Algeria which should count on Sunday.

"Going to Dakar with the trophy would be extraordinary", said Mane, who shared the Premier League Golden Boot award last season with fellow Africans Mohamed Salah and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

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