2018 RUSSIA WCQ: fringe players to step up against Algeria, says Yusuf

2018 RUSSIA WCQ: fringe players to step up against Algeria, says Yusuf

Head Coach of Super Eagles of Nigeria, Salisu Yusuf, on Monday said that he would use more reserve players for the 2018 world cup qualifier against Algeria on Nov. 11.

Yusuf, who spoke on the team’s preparation for the Algeria match, said that the match would enable the coaching crew to not only try the reserves but also select players for the final in Russia.


He said, “Some of the players have not been opportune to play, so this match will offer them such opportunity

“We know there is nothing to be scared of because we already have the world cup ticket but our interest now is to have a blended team.”

The coach pledged that the Super Eagles would not lose any of their matches, adding that they were ready to win the game against Algeria.

The Super Eagles currently lead Group B with 13 points and will slug it out with the Algerian side on Nov. 11 in Algiers.

FIFA has confirmed Gabonese Eric Castane as the center referee while Aboubacar Doumbouya of Guinea and Burkina Faso’s Seydou Tiama will serve as his assistants.

Super Eagles Media Officer, Toyin Ibitoye earlier told reporters that the priority of the coaching crew now is how to win the away match to finish the qualifiers with 16points.

“We are all happy that we have qualified for the World Cup. He has started preparation for the Algeria match and he has insisted that he is going to use the best of his players in the away match,” Ibitoye told reporters.

“He has been discussing the next match with the FA, and his priority now despite qualifying for the World Cup, is to win the away match to end the qualifier with 16points.

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