Algeria vs Nigeria: Super Eagles look to continue their unbeaten run in the World Cup 2018 qualifiers as they face Algeria in their final group game.
Nigeria have already qualified for Russia as they sealed the group with 13 points out of possible 15. The African powerhouses were grouped along side previous AFCON winners Zambia and Cameroon in group B.
Chelsea starlet Victor Moses has been crucial for the side as his three goals has helped them enter the final stages of the World Cup. The consistent performances from the Premier League winner rewarded him a nomination for the African Best Player of the Year award.
Team News; Moses out
However, there are some injury concerns for Nigeria. Winger Victor Moses is unavailable following his hamstring problem while playing for Chelsea. Meanwhile, Odion Ighalo and Elderson Echiejile are also out of contention.
Leon Balogun is doubtful but could be available if he complies to fitness tests ahead of the game.
There isn’t much to play for the home side, having entered the World Cup. However, their goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa believes his side vows to maintain an unbeaten run ahead of the World Cup. The goalkeeper said to Completesportsnigeria.com: ““We have enjoyed a perfect campaign so far and it is important for us to maintain that. We are going to approach the game with seriousness.”
Meanwhile, there was one particular bad news for Nigeria ahead of the qualifiers. Swansea striker, on loan from Chelsea, Tammy Abraham ditched the Nigerian outfit for a position with England.
Super Eagles were looking to snap him from England’s hands; however, the striker with Nigerian heritage instead, opted for his birth country.
Following the clash with Algeria, Nigeria also play Argentina for their final friendly in this international break.
Live stream information: The game will be available in SuperSport 7 Nigeria, Super Sport 9, Super Sport 4 and Super Sport Select GO in Nigeria and other African countries. In United States, beIn Sports USA will broadcast it live.
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