Algeria head coach, Djamel Belmadi, has explained how his side prevented Super Eagles duo, Ahmed Musa and Samuel Chukwueze from having a major influence in Sunday’s AFCON 2019 semifinal match at the Cairo International Stadium.
The Desert Foxes handed the Super Eagles a 2-1 defeat in the last four encounter.
William Troost-Ekong’s own goal and Riyad Mahrez’s sublime free-kick goal was enough for the Algerians to seal a place in the final where they will face the Teranga Lions of Senegal, while Odion Ighalo scored Nigeria’s only goal of the game from spot-kick.
Belmadi believes the way his side set up ensured their victory against the Super Eagles in the game.
MEANWHILE, Belmadi has stated he cannot promise Algeria will emerge as African champions after defeating Nigeria 2-1 at Cairo International Stadium on Sunday.
However, Belmadi was unwilling to be drawn on his side’s title-winning chance with another tough clash against Senegal on the horizon.
While Algeria are bidding for their second triumph, Aliou Cisse’s Senegal would be hoping to break their Afcon jinx and win their first title.