- Nigeria will tackle North African giants Algeria next month in an international friendly match in Oran
- Super Eagles and the Algerian national team have failed to qualify for the 2022 World Cup taking place in Qatar
- Djamel Belmadi’s Algerian side have won their last two encounters against the Super Eagles of Nigeria
Super Eagles of Nigeria who are three-times African champions will be facing Algeria in an international friendly match which will hold at the New Stadium in Oran on 27 September.
Algeria were originally scheduled to face the Black Stars of Ghana on the same day, but they have pulled out and the North Africans had to turn to the Super Eagles.
But before the encounter with the Super Eagles, the Algerian national team will first tackle the Syli Stars of Guinea on 24 September.
According to the reports on Complete Sports and Daily Post, the Super Eagles and Desert Foxes are expected to parade their first teams in this friendly encounter.
When was the last time Algeria and Nigeria met?
Algeria beat Nigeria 1-0 in a friendly in Austria in October 2020 when they met last.
Super Eagles and the Algerian national team also met in the semifinal of the 2019 African Cup of Nations and Nigeria lost the tie 1-0.
Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrez scored the free-kick that condemned the Super Eagles to a defeat in the encounter as the Desert Foxes went on to win the title beating Senegal in the final.
Victor Osimhen speaks after scoring second Serie A goal of the season
Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Nigerian international Victor Osimhen expressed delight after scoring in Napoli’s 4-0 win over newly-promoted Monza in the Italian Serie A.
The Super Eagles forward, who also registered a goal in their 5-2 win over Verona in their opening league game of the season, doubled his side’s lead against Monza.
Osimhen was assisted by Cameroon star Zambo Anguissa but was substituted in the 84th minute as Luciano Spalletti takes precautions ahead of their next game.
Despite suffering injuries and testing positive for COVID-19, Osimhen was Napoli’s top scorer in Serie A, with 14 goals in 27 games.
Napoli top the league table after recording two wins from two games played so far.
Author: Ibitoye Shittu
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