Algeria coach mocks Super Eagles defence

Ahead of his side’s clash with Nigeria, Algeria coach, Georges Leekens, has highlighted the defence of the Super Eagles as their major weakness.

Both African powerhouses clash on Saturday in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo.

Nigeria, who top the group, parade probably the best attack and midfield on the continent but same cannot be said of the back four.

Facing the technically gifted Desert Foxes who are adept to playing quick and counter-attacking football, the likes of Kenneth Omeruo, Leon Balogun and William Troost-Ekong may struggle to stamp their authority on the game.

It is for this reason that the Belgian tactician who boasts an amazing frontline led by Premier League duo, Riyad Mahrez and Islam Slimani, is aiming to capitalise on that weakness.

“The defence of Nigeria has some weaknesses that need to be taken into account. It will mark, it is imperative,” Leekens said, according to Le Buteur.

“To achieve a good result there, we have to score one or more goals. Then, they will rush to the attack.

“We have to be up early in the meeting then operate against attacks by Nigeria.”

The Super Eagles have already arrived Uyo.