AFCON 2019: Each Nigerian player has bagged $72000 in bonuses so far

Gernot Rohr- Nigeria

Prior to the qualifiers, Nigeria defeated Algeria 1 - 0 in the third-placed fixture of the AFCON 2010 hosted by Angola.

Three-times champions Nigeria have won seven and drawn two of their seven meetings since then although in their very last match - a 1-1 World Cup qualifying draw in 2017 - the result was subsequently overturned because Nigeria fielded Abdullahi Shehu when he was suspended.

However, a 3-2 and 2-1 wins against Cameroon and South Africa in the last 16 and quarter finals respectively, however, put the Super Eagles in good stead to challenge the Algerians. "We just have to try and win it. Algeria is one of the great teams in Africa", he said. You are into the part of the tournament where how to control, manage the match, take your chances and so on come into play.

Adam Ounas, however, must have other ideas, he has three goals and one assist in only 121 minutes and the Super Eagles should be wary of the Napoli man. Mahrez is also risky as ever for Algeria having already netted two goals, he and striker Bounedjah would hope to get at Nigeria as much as possible with Islam Slimani also on the bench.

"Going to Dakar with the trophy would be extraordinary", said Mane, who shared the Premier League Golden Boot award last season with fellow Africans Mohamed Salah and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The Super Eagles finished top of a section including 2017 African champions Cameroon and Algeria on the road to Russian Federation a year ago, defeating the Desert Foxes 3-1 at home before a 1-1 draw in the return fixture.


Super Eagles media officer Toyin Ibitoye however told reporters in Egypt that these three players are now good to go against Algeria.

"Interestingly, Nigeria and Algeria have met twice in the AFCON final with each country gaining a win".

Meanwhile, Ethiopian Referee Bamlak Tessema Weyesa has been appointed to officiate the second semi-final game between Senegal and Tunisia.

"We also see Egyptian fans support us and encourage us to perform better so it is a great feeling when they saw them supporting us".

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

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