Algeria 1-1 Nigeria: Brahimi Late Goal Denies Super Eagles Victory In Constantine
Algeria held Nigeria to a 1-1 draw in their final Russia 2018 World Cup Qualifying series at the Stade Mohamed-Hamlaoui on Friday evening.
John Ogu put the Eagles ahead with a superb curler before Yacine Brahimi drew the hosts level from the penalty spot.
With the match of less importance to the Super Eagles – and injuries to key members of the squad, Gernot Rohr rang the changes, most notably with a fresh forward line as Hapoel Beer Sheva’s Anthony Nwakaeme, flanked by Kelechi Iheanacho and Alex Iwobi, was handed his international debut. Wilfried Ndidi was retained in midfield alongside Oghenekaro Etebo and John Ogu.
Leon Balogun was handed the captain armband as John Obi Mikel watched from the sidelines.
The draw means the Eagles finish the qualifying campaign unbeaten on 14 points while Algeria finished bottom on two points and without a win.