We will defend honour against Nigeria, Algeria coach boasts

Algeria coach Rabah Madjer

Algeria will play for pride when they take on the Super Eagles next month, according to new coach, Rabah Madjer.

The Desert Foxes have endured a frustrating 2018 World Cup campaign, racking up just one point from a possible 15.

Worse, still, the North Africans have not managed to win in their own backyard.

Though it is the Eagles, not them, that will be at next year’s global showpiece, Madjer is confident of beating their visitors in the final round of matches.

“We will defend the honour of the national team in the next match against Nigeria,” Madjer, who has had three other spells in charge of the Foxes, told lebuteur.com after his unveiling on Thursday.

“You will see the true face of the team after the match against Nigeria.”

Madjer, 58, took over from sacked Spanish coach Lucas Alcaraz, becoming the country’s fifth national coach in three years.

The last time both sides met in Uyo, Nigeria won 3-1.