Nigeria’s Super Eagles will be hoping to reach the final of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt but face a hurdle in the shape of Algeria in Sunday’s second semifinals clash.
The Eagles have won eight of the previous encounters while Algeria had won seven, with three draws between them.
IZUCHUKWU OKOSI picks out four of the memorable matches between the Super Eagles and the Desert Foxes from the past 18 meetings.
1. 1980 AFCON
Nigeria defeated Algeria 3-0 at the Lagos National stadium, Lagos on 22 March 1980 to lift the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time in history.
Segun Odegbami (brace) and Mudashiru Lawal scored Nigeria’s goals.
PS: This piece was first published on All Nigeria Soccer website.