CAIRO – Algerian Midfielder Mehdi Abeid says his team “know what we can do” to beat Nigeria in Sunday’s semifinal clash in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
Both sides clashed in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying series with Nigeria running out 3-1 winners in Uyo before battling to a 1-1 draw in Algiers although that match was later awarded to the Desert Foxes after Nigeria was discovered to have fielded an ineligible player.
And although technically, Nigeria is yet to lose to Algeria since 1990 when the Desert Foxes beat the Super Eagles to win the 1999 AFCON, ahead of tomorrow’s semifinal, the Dijon FCO midfielder believes his side can overcome a Nigerian team that stands between the Desert Foxes and a place in the final.
“I think Nigeria has a strong side with good players. They have quality players in their team but we know where we can go and we know what we can do so we will do our best to play against this team,” the 26-year old said in Saturday’s pre-match conference.
Nigeria take on Algeria by 8pm on Sunday in a semifinal clash at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations at the Cairo International Stadium.