Dangote promises $50000 for each goal Nigeria scores vs. Algeria

Ross Houston
July 13, 2019

We wanted to allow others in the team to play as well. Their attack, led by Baghdad Bounedjah, had so far in the tournament run opposition defenses riot.

But Algeria, seeking a second Nations Cup triumph, are unbeaten in Egypt. "It is good to have a couple of players that score goals in a team, sometimes if you rely on one person, you can get done".

The Super Eagles were then stunned 2-0 in their last group game by one of the competition's debutants at the Alexandria Stadium.

However Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr is confident his men will be ready for action against the Desert Foxes. They've had to come from behind against Cameroon to win 3-2 and needed an 88th-minute goal by defender William Troost-Ekong to see off South Africa 2-1 to progress. This said Algeria know better than judge Nigeria by mere statistics.

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. The Super Eagles have been one of the most consistent teams in the history of AFCON. And so far in Egypt, one aspect of the Eagles' set up worthy of mention is the inability of their opponents to read their game. He did very well against South Africa and the goal will take him a long way.

"You can't really say this is where the team is good or this is where it is bad".

Rohr's side has bounced back strongly following a shock 2-0 loss to Madagascar that cost them top spot in their group here, leaving the German confidence they can overcome an Algeria team that has scored 10 goals in Egypt while conceding just once.

On a visit to the team's Le Meridien Cairo Airport hotel, yesterday, during which he urged the players to even redouble their efforts in order to cross the semifinal stage, on Sunday, President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick, put a call through to the two well-known philanthropists and tasked them to commit to supporting the team.

Tunisia's Naim Sliti celebrates after scoring against Madagascar during their CAN quarter-final match on Thursday.

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