9 November 2017

Nigeria Is a Team of Benchwarmers, Says Rabah Madjer

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Nigeria vs Algeria.

Algeria's new coach, Rabah Madjer has described the Super Eagles as a team of benchwarmers, which has only one regular player in its squad.

Speaking ahead of tomorrow's 2018 World Cup qualifier against Nigeria, Madjer, who was one of the stars of the great Algerian side of the 1980s, said the Super Eagles should not pose any threat to the North Africans because it is a team with many players who don't get to play for their European clubs.

"I have studied the Nigerian team, apart from Iwobi, every other player is mostly a substitute for his team in Europe, but that doesn't mean they will not be at the level to face us.

"The game against Nigeria is not a friendly match for me... to me it is the first game of the qualifiers for the 2018 African Cup of Nations in Cameroun," he said.

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