Algeria appoint new coach ahead of Nigeria showdown
– Algeria have appointed Georges Leekens as the new head coach
– Algeria play Nigeria on November 12 in a FIFA World Cup qualifier
The FAF has announced via its website the re-appointment of Belgian Georges Leekens as coach of the Algerian senior national team.
The Desert Warriors have been without a handler, after Milovan Rajevac resigned following their 1 – 1 draw at home with Cameroon , in a 2018 World Cup qualifier .
The 67-year-old coach, was at the federal office in Sidi Moussa in Algiers, where he finalised details of his contract.
Algeria boast the likes of Leicester City duo Riyad Mahrez and Slimani, FC Porto winger Yacine Brahimi, Napoli’s Ghoulam, Schalke’s Nabil Bentaleb in their ranks.
The Algerian national team
The team’s next match is against the Super Eagles of Nigeria on November 12 to be played at the Goodswill Akpabio stadium in Uyo.
The game is a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier. The game will kick off 5pm, Nigeria time.