Algeria force Nigeria to draw

Faith Castro
November 13, 2017

English Championship club Hull City have sent a congratulatory message to Ola Aina who made his first start for the Super Eagles in their 1-1 away draw against Algeria in their final Group B Russian Federation 2018 World Cup qualifier in Constantine on Friday.

The Eagles had 14 points from six games during the qualifiers; winning four and drawing two.

Nigeria had the majority of possession but lacked the final pass towards goal while Algeria looked unsafe on the break.

Despite the fact that only 5 players who started in Eagles last three games played in the game on Friday, Madjah said his players fought against a strong side at post-match conference.

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Nigeria striker Tony Nwakaeme, on his debut, shot on the turn just before half-time as the Algerian defence failed to clear in their own penalty area and forced a sharp save out of goalkeeper Fawzi Chaouchi.

The Super Eagles went into the break with a 0-0 scoreline.

Nigeria were nearly heading for a win before Yacine Brahimi drew the hosts level from the penalty spot on 88 minutes after Abdullahi was controversially adjudged to have fouled him.

The host however equalised through a spot kick in 87th minute.

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