Algeria FA Name Legend Rabah Madjer As New Coach

The Algeria Football Federation have appointed the country’s football legend, Rabah Madjer, as the new coach for the Desert Foxes of Algeria.

His appointment was confirmed by a tweet from the verified Twitter account of CAF (Confederation of Africa Football) on Thursday.

The 58-year old replaces Spanish coach Lucas Alcaraz to become the country’s fifth national coach in three years in what would be his third spell with the team.

His first game in charge will be the team’s final African qualifying Group B FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifier against the Super Eagles of Nigeria on November 10. The match is a dead rubber with Nigeria already through to next year’s tournament in Russia as Group B leaders.