Nigeria vs Algeria: Rohr hints on changes to Super Eagles starting XI

Gernot Rohr- Nigeria

Nigeria vs Algeria: Rohr hints on changes to Super Eagles starting XI

"This is my first AFCON tournament and I am happy that we are in the semi-final".

"For long time now I've been dreaming of winning this very important title with my team".

The previous training ground was where the team prepared for the match against South Africa and the lush arena is just about 24 kilometres away from Cairo International Stadium. Their most recent meeting in the Africa Cup of Nations came during a third-place playoff in 2010, which Nigeria won 1-0.

Gernot Rohr has demanded the Super Eagles be solid in defence and play as a team to reach the 2019 AFCON Final at the expense of Algeria tomorrow.

Nigeria have been crowned African champions in 1980, 1994 and 2013.

Last night was devoted for watching the quarter final match between Algeria and Côte d' Ivoire.

This isn't the first time Algerian authorities have arranged for the transportation of their football fans. The victory earned them $10,000 each. They defeated Senegal, Kenya and Tanzania to top group c with nine points.

Algeria beat Nigeria twice, including 1-0 in the final, to lift the trophy in Algiers in 1990 to follow on from the likes of Lakhdar Belloumi and Salah Assad, who helped put the country on the footballing map a few years earlier.

The Desert Foxes also boast of hugely talented and experienced players in captain, Riyad Mahrez, Yacine Brahimi, Sofiane Feghouli, Aissa Mandi and Islam Slimani that should worry any opponent.

And off the field, the Super Eagles are not lacking in motivation as dollars have continued to "fall" on the players for their inspiring performances.

"We can forget about the defeat to Madagascar now because we are through to the semi-final".

Another Nigerian billionaire, Femi Otedola also made a similar promise to the team that they will get $25,000 (N9 million) for every goal scored. They all play at good clubs and have good physical trainers too.

In that game, Nigeria was allegedly denied two well-taken goals but the 1-1 scoreline at the end of that match was enough to seal the Eagles' qualification for Afcon 2019 even with a game to spare.

"We have a good team but the players need to play with more determination. We want to say thank you to them for everything".

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