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Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier: Algeria to string changes for Eagles

Zambia's Collins Mbesuma runs with the ball during the FIFA World Cup qualifier between Zambia and Nigeria at the Levy Mwanawasa Satdium in Ndola on October 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / SALIM DAWOOD
— 11th October 2016

By George Aluo

Algeria’s head coach, Milovan Rajevac whose side started her Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier with a home draw against Cameroon on Sunday says he would string chances to the team in a bid to get result in the November 12 tie against Nigeria.

The Serbian tactician according to agency reports stated in a post match briefing that he wont face Nigeria with the same set of players that fumbled at home.

“I would make some changes in the starting line up for the match against Nigeria. I would take a second look at the game and see where we got things wrong. We need to be at our best against Nigeria because Nigeria is going to be a difficult opponent,” Rajevac said.

While Rajevac is mapping out fresh strategies for Eagles, Gernot Rohr who is in charge of the Nigerian national team said his wards wont go to sleep after taking leadership of the group with the 2-1 away victory over Zambia.

Rohr told Daily Sunsports in Ndola that there was nothing to celebrate yet as the race to Russia is not a one match thing.

“We are going to remain focused and ensure we get the maximum points against Algeria. We need to garner as many points as we can to top the group. The group is still open and as a team we just have to continue working hard,” Rohr said.

The coach gave a part on the back to Zambia despite Super Eagles victory insisting that Chipolopolo gave his side a good fight, especially in the second half.

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