5 things that have changed since Algeria beat Nigeria

Mikel Obi Super Eagles of Nigeria

So many things have changed since the last time Algeria managed to defeat the Super Eagles.

Both teams have clashed 17 times with Nigeria proving to be superior having won eight, drawn three and lost six.

The three-time African champions are unbeaten in seven games against the Desert Foxes whose last victory was over 26 years ago.

That famous win was in the final of the 1990 Africa Cup of Nations which they won by a slim 1-0 margin.

As we look forward to another epic encounter between the pair on Saturday, we examine five things that have changed since the last time the North Africans claimed victory over Nigeria.

  1. Mikel Obi was just three

Mikel Obi was only three years old when Algeria claimed that priceless victory. That little boy is now 29 and will captain his country against the North Africans on Saturday.

  1. Alloy Agu was Super Eagles keeper

Goalkeeper trainer, Alloy Agu, was in goal for Nigeria in that game. Agu, who was 22 at that time, was unable to stop Chérif Oudjani from scoring the only goal.

  1. Dollar was N7

The US dollar was exchanged for N7 going back when the Foxes won in 1990. Today, the rate has catapulted to over N300.

  1. Fuel was 50kobo per litre

With 50Kobo in 1990, you could get a litre of fuel but this isn’t the case 26 years after with a litre going for N145.

  1. Amokachi was 17

Ex-Super Eagles striker, Daniel Amokachi, was the youngest player on parade the last time the North Africans defeated Nigeria. The former Everton star was 17 at that time.