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5 Algeria Players Super Eagles Must Be Wary Of

News By: fcnaija | 09/11/2016

Yacine Brahimi

1. Yacine Brahimi [ FC Porto ]

Yacine who plays for Portuguese side FC Porto, is one gifted play maker that cannot be disregarded. 

The Algerian star has bagged 21 goals in 85 appearances for his club since he joined them from Odion Ighalo's former club, Granada. 

Brahimi plays as a support striker for Algeria, He is arguably even more effective when drifting inside, his tight control, intelligent combination play and clinical finishing making him a nightmare for opposition defences. 

Riyad Mahrez

2. Riyad Mahrez [ Leicester City ]

Ahmed Musa's team mate at Leicester City, Riyad Mahrez is undoubtedly a star player at club and country levels.  He may pose as one of the biggest threats to the Nigeria Super Eagles Riyad if he gets the leeway to.

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The CAF African Player of the Year nominee scored a total of 23 goals in 54 appearances for Leicester City last season and has scored four times this term. 

Islam Slimani

3. Islam Slimani [ Leicester City ]

Slimani a.k.a the “the dragon-slayer”  is known for his goal-scoring record against Yacine's Porto, Slimani can cause the Super Eagles defence all sorts of problems using his height and strength to his advantage and if he gets the right supply from trio Yacine Brahimi, Rachid Ghezzal and Mahrez, the 'fox' will be too dangerous to stop.

Nabil Bentaleb

4. Nabil Bentaleb [ Tottenham Hotspur ]

Bentaleb is a well-rounded midfielder (CM) who can play in the hole behind the striker or at left wing, although was deemed surplus to requirements at Tottenham Hotspur. The 23-year-old star has been impressive for Schalke 04 on loan playing as a holding midfielder.

Rachid Ghezzal

5. Rachid Ghezzal [ Lyon ]

Ghezzal is a left-footed play-maker. He plys his trade in France with Lyon FC. Rachid Ghezzal has made eight assists for Lyon this term. He has formed a fine partnership with strike-partner Islam Slimani in the Algerian team.

Ghezzal has made 11 appearances so far this campaign, netting once against Saint Etienne in Ligue 1.

He is one Algerian player to be on the look-out for.

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