2018 world cup: Algerian coach Rabah Madjer label Super Eagles a team of Benchwarmers
Ahead of today’s 2018 World Cup qualifier against Nigeria, Algeria’s new coach, Rabah Madjer has described the Super Eagles as a team of benchwarmers, with only one regular player in its squad.
Madjer, who was one of the stars of the great Algerian side of the 1980s, while speaking at a press briefing, said the Super Eagles should not pose any threat to the North Africans because it is a team with many players who don’t get to play for their European clubs regularly.
“I have studied the Nigerian team, apart from Iwobi, every other player is mostly a substitute for his team in Europe, but that doesn’t mean they will not be at the level to face us”
“The game against Nigeria is not a friendly match for me…to me it is the first game of the qualifiers for the 2018 African Cup of Nations in Cameroun,” he added.