Ahead of the must win Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier between Nigeria and Algeria slated for November 12 at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo, Algeria has named it’s ‘killer squad’ to face the Super Eagles and it includes big names like Islam Slimani, Hilal Soudani, Yacine Brahimi, Sofiane Feghouli and PFA player of the year, Riyad Mahrez.
Nigeria must win this game if we are to stand a chance of topping the qualifiers in a group that contains Cameroon, Zambia and Algeria and has been labelled the ‘group of death’.
See the full List of invited players below. Do you think the Super Eagles have what it takes to defeat the Algerians man to man?
Goalkeepers: Rais M’Bolhi (Antalyaspor, Turkey)
Defenders: Hicham Belkaroui (ES Tunis), Aissa Mandi (Real Betis, Spain), Carl Medjani (CD Leganés, Spain), Liassine Cadamuro (Servette Geneva, Switzerland), Faouzi Ghoulam (Napoli, Italy)
Midfielders: Nabil Betaleb (Schalke 04, Germany), Mehdi Abeid (Dijon FCO, France), Adlène Guedioura (Watford FC, England), Sapphire Taïder (Bologna FC, Italy), Ryad Boudebouz (Montpellier, France), Yacine Brahimi (FC Porto Portugal), Sofiane Feghouli (West Ham United, England), Rachid Ghezzal (Olympique Lyon, France), Adam Ounas (Bordeaux, France).
Forwards: Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City, England), Islam Slimani (Leicester City, England), Hilal Soudani El Arabi (Dinamo Zagreb, Croatia)