Borussia Monchengladbach defender Ramy Bensebaini scored to ensure African Champions Algeria beat Nigeria in last weekend’s international friendly.
Bensebaini’s close range finish came as early as the sixth minute, which was enough to end Nigeria’s five-game unbeaten run, with the last loss coming against the same Algeria at AFCON 2019’s semi-finals.
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr handed debuts to Kevin Akpoguma, Zaidu Sanusi, Samson Tijani and Frank Onyeka, while regulars like Wilfred Ndidi, Joe Aribo, Oghenekaro Etebo and Victor Osimhen were all absent.
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“There are positives to pick from a tough game like this,” Rohr said.
“Now we have to recover well and start to plan for the next game on Tuesday against another tough team."