Algeria begin training for Nigeria

The Desert Foxes had their first training on Sunday ahead of Saturday’s match against Nigeria.

The training session, under new coach Georges Leekens, took place at the National Technical Centre Sidi Moussa in the evening.

A number of the local players who missed the training were on duty for their teams at the weekend and they were expected to team up with their mates on Monday (yesterday) when the Algerians will start observing two training sessions in a day (morning and evening).

Among the players available for Sunday’s training session are Adi Rais M’Bolhi and Malik Asselah (goalkeepers); Houari Ferhani and Hicham Belkaroui (defenders), Mehdi Abeid and Sofiane Feghouli (midfielders).

Going by the original schedule released by the Algeria Football Federation, the Desert Foxes are expected to arrive in Nigeria on Thursday in a chartered flight and leave for Algiers immediately after the match on Saturday.

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