Published: Sun, July 14, 2019
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Algeria: Super Eagles Change Training Ground As They Prepare for Algeria

Algeria: Super Eagles Change Training Ground As They Prepare for Algeria

William Ekong's late goal in the 88th minute ensured that the Super Eagles advanced to the semi-finals with a 2 - 1 win over their Bafana-Bafana counterpart.

Meanwhile, authorities in Tunisia have also organised three planes to transport their supporters to Cairo where the "Carthage Eagles" will take on tournament favourites Senegal in the other semi-final.

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

"We're the first to beat Madagascar".

Nigeria's defender William Ekong (C) celebrates his goal during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) quarter final football match between Nigeria and South Africa at Cairo worldwide stadium on July 9, 2019.

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has suggested the team's loss to Madagascar could be a blessing in disguise and the major reason they are still in the race for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) title.

The previous training ground was where the team prepared for the match against South Africa and the lush arena is just about 24 kilometres away from Cairo International Stadium.

They will face either Algeria or Ivory Coast in the semi-finals.

Adepoju said the Eagles must now re-double their efforts in the next game, as they sought to claim their fourth AFCON title.

Another Nigerian billionaire, Femi Otedola also made a similar promise to the team that they will get $25,000 (N9 million) for every goal scored.

The continent's richest man Aliko Dangote has promised to pay the Super Eagles $50 000 (R700 000) for each goal they score against the Algerians.

"The match against Algeria is going to be a very tough one for the Super Eagles but if they will sustain the tempo, I believe they will come out victorious".

"We have nine strikers in the team, played seven but we can not play all of them at the same time".

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