Naija Super Eagles will be playing their first international match since the lockdown and will face off with the Desert Foxes of Algeria in a friendly match in Austria on Friday night.
In 21 matches between these two nations, Nigeria won 8 games, while Algeria won 9 matches, with the other 4 games ending in a draw. The Desert Foxes won the last two clashes, but Naija won the 5 games before then.
Naija will be without Wilfred Ndidi and Oghenekaro Etebo due to injury. Victor Osimhen will also miss out due to COVID-19 protocol in Napoli. 6-8 players are expected to make their debuts for Naija. Algeria, on the other hand, have a full squad, including Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez.
Algeria are African champions and are the best ranked team on the continent, and Nigeria will be on a revenge mission after the Desert Foxes, following the semifinal loss at the 2019 AFCON in Egypt.
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