Stephen Dunmoye

Super Eagles head coach Jose Peseiro has boosted confidence in Super Eagles as he believed they will fight hard to beat “quality side” of Algeria.

The Desert Foxes, who remained unbeaten in their last three games against the Super Eagles, will enjoy massive support from their fans inside the Miloud Hadefi Stadium, Oran.

But Peseiro is undaunted with the task ahead and is confident his team can beat Djamel Belmadi’s side.

According to Peseiro, “We trained well, we have been trying to introduce some new dynamics, some new methods that will be good for our team. The players have adapted well. The players have adapted well both on and off the pitch.”

“We are going to play against a good team, it won’t be easy but we have quality. We will fight hard to beat them.”

Peseiro will miss the services of some his key players in the game.
Assistant captain, William Troost-Ekong and Midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has returned to England last Saturday after sustaining an injury in camp.

Also, the likes of captain Ahmed Musa, Leon Balogun, Samuel Chukwueze and Emmanuel Dennis all pulled out of the game as a result of injury.

The former Venezuela and Saudi Arabia tactician however insisted his side can cope with their absence.

He furthered, “We believe in the players that are here, we believe in their abilities. They know what to do and we believe in them.”

“I have confidence in them that they will do well. We have enough quality in our team to cope with the absence of those who are not here.”

Meanwhile, the game will kick off at 8pm Nigeria time.