The Super Eagles of Nigeria will be taking on the Fennec Foxes of Algeria in an international friendly on Tuesday, September 27th, 2022.
The game is the toughest challenge for Jose Peseiro who has only faced lower African sides since his appointment as Nigeria coach.
Allnigeriasoccer.com presents all the information needed ahead of the friendly encounter between the two African giants.
Algeria and Nigeria are taking on each other due to postponement of the AFCON 2023 qualifiers.
They're both using this grade A friendly to prepare each other for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast, after missing out on a place at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Prior to Tuesday's game, Algeria defeated Guinea 1-0, while Nigeria salvaged a 2-2 draw with the home-based team of Algeria in Constantine on Friday.
Super Eagles Squad List
William Troost-Ekong got a knock in the test game with the home-based Algeria team and is not available for selection. Wilfred Ndidi has also been decamped after reporting for international duty with an injury he suffered at Leicester City.
Goalkeepers (3): Francis Uzoho (Omonia); Maduka Okoye (Watford FC); Adebayo Adeleye (Hapoel Jerusalem)
Defenders (8): Olaoluwa Aina (Torino); Valentine Ozornwafor (Sochaux); Zaidu Sanusi (FC Porto); Chidozie Awaziem (HNK Gorica); Kevin Akpoguma (Hoffehiem); Calvin Bassey (Ajax Amsterdam); Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes), Ebube Duru (Rivers United)
Midfielders (3) : Alex Iwobi (Everton); Raphael Onyedika (Club Brugge); Frank Onyeka (Brentford)
Forwards (8) : Chidera Ejuke (Hertha Berlin); Savior Godwin (Casa Pia); Moses Simon (Nantes); Cyriel Dessers (Cremonese); Ademola Lookman (Atalanta BC); Taiwo Awoniyi (Nottingham Forest); Terem Moffi (Lorient), Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City)
What To Expect
It'll not be an easy game for the Nigerians nor the Algerians as both sides are top names in African football.
The North Africans have won the last two meetings between both countries, having defeated Nigeria in the semi-finals of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations and in a friendly two years ago.
However, for Nigeria to register their first win over Algeria since Djamel Belmadi's appointment, they must be clinical in front of goal.
The Algerians can call upon their star player Riyad Mahrez but Nigeria on the other hand will be without Victor Osimhen, Wilfred Ndidi, Joe Aribo and many more of their first team stars.
Fans should expect an attacking game of football from Peseiro who has shown that he loves expressive football.
The friendly encounter between Algeria and Nigeria will kick off at exactly 2000 hours Nigerian time at Miloud Hadefi Olympic Complex in Oran.
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