Algeria to punish players for errors in Uyo
Indomitable Lions of Cameroun Coach, Hugo Broos, has confessed that he is happy his team won’t be playing Nigeria this year, due to the fact that the Super Eagles are on a high at the moment, reports owngoalnigeria.com.
Cameroun are in the same group with Nigeria, who are top of the group after two wins from the first two games of the group, while the Indomitable Lions are yet to pick a win, with two draws from their opening ties.
Nigeria are currently four points ahead of Cameroun, but both teams won’t be meeting each other until August next year, and Broos said the timing couldn’t have been any better.
“They (Super Eagles) are on a high, hard to find any weakness in them at the moment, maybe we are lucky because we don’t play them until next year. Hopefully we would have build up confidence to explore any weakness,” he said.
“We will approach both ties against Nigeria with the seriousness it deserves, they are beatable no doubt, and after our not too impressive start, we need a very good result against Nigeria,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Esperance defender, Hichem Belkaroui, could miss the 2017 African Cup of Nations after his blunder allowed Chelsea wing-back, Victor Moses, to open the scoring in Saturday’s World Cup qualifier in Uyo.
Le Buteur has reported that the Algerian Football Federation and the coaching staff are reviewing his case, and he has been named one of the scapegoats for the loss to Nigeria.
It is being speculated that Belkaroui will only be among the substitutes in the event that he is called up to the Desert Foxes squad in future.
Real Betis right wing-back, Aïssa Mandi, is also in danger of missing the African Cup of Nations after making two errors that led to the goals scored by Obi Mikel (42nd min) and Moses (90th min).However, his case is not as bad as Belkaroui because there is shortage of players in the right back position.