Algeria reappoint Rabah Madjer as coach ahead of Super Eagles clash

Algeria coach Rabah Madjer

Nigeria’s final FIFA World Cup qualifier with Algeria may be somewhat inconsequential, yet the Desert Foxes aren’t taking anything for granted.

The Super Eagles have already snapped up the sole ticket from Group B, having garnered 13 points from five games.

Algeria, on the other hand, endured a torrid campaign, picking up just one point from a possible 15.

Lucas Alcaraz was axed from his role as coach last week because of that.

And the Algerian FA has moved swiftly to replace the Frenchman with former player, Rabah Madjer, for his fourth stint in charge of his country.

Madjer first managed the Desert Foxes in 1993, followed by separate spells in 1999 and 2001.

The 58-year-old becomes the country’s fifth national coach in three years.

Madjer, one of the greatest Algerian players of all time, is best remembered for his nonchalant back-heeled finish for Porto in their 1987 European Cup final win over Bayern Munich.

He will be hoping to restore some pride by beating the Eagles in their final World Cup qualifier.