Algeria Defender, Belkaroui: Nigeria Will Be Tough 

Algeria Defender, Belkaroui: Nigeria Will Be Tough 



 Algerian defender, Hicham Belkaroui has admitted that beating Nigeria's Super Eagles on their home ground will be a herculean task to achieve, reports‎


Belkaroui, a Esperance of Tunisia star makes a return to the Algerian national team setup after missing the 1-1 home draw with Cameroon last month due to injury however promised to give his best if handed a starting role.


He tells ‎ "I hope to give more to the team. It will be a very difficult game in Nigeria." also reports that coach George Leekens will adopt a 4-2-3-1 formation when his side take on Nigeria in Uyo.  According to the Algerian website, Leekens will line Carl Medjani and Belkaroui in the heart of the Algerian defence with Aissa Mandi and Mehdi Zeffane playing as full backs.


Saphir Taider will partner in-form Nabil Bentaleb in midfield while the trio of Riyad Mahrez, Sofiane Feghouli and Yacine Brahimi will support Islam Slimani who will play as a lone striker.

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  • Abiola Azeez 1 year

    Omo, see formation analysis. I dey fear o.

  • darey 1 year

    Abegi…no shaking!!wetin dem get wey we nor get?