Some football enthusiasts in the country have said that Eagles has what it takes to beat the Desert Foxes of Algeria in the semifinals of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON in Egypt.
Nigeria and Algeria will clash for the 21st time at senior men’s level on Sunday night in an AFCON 2019 semifinal encounter that promises lots of fireworks at the Cairo International Stadium.
A cross section of football enthusiasts who spoke in separate interviews noted that history narrowly favored the Eagles in the clash between both sides. The Nigeria Olympic Committee, Secretary-General Tunde Popoola, noted that Nigeria had a slight advantage over Algeria.
Also, Former-international and Super Eagles Coach Samson Siasia, noted that the Algerian side a better team on paper but will miss the services of one of their key players which was an advantage to Nigeria.
On his part, Coach Gernot Rohr says defeat by Madagascar has rudely awakened his Eagles to the approach they must adopt to win each game by not under-rating any team.