Super Eagles will get September friendly match with dethroned African Champions Algeria at their New Stadium in Oran.
The Desert Warrior was earlier scheduled to face Nigeria’s arch-rival Ghana on the 27 of next month but Black Stars pulled out of the game prompting the North Africans to look for an alternative opponent for the FIFA calendar window.
The Algeria Football Association AFA has now turned its attention to Super Eagles after both nations agreed on September 27 three days after taking on the Syli Stars of Guinea.
Djamel Belmadi’s led side was dethroned by the current reigning champion Senegal in Cameroon early the year after the North African nation dumped out in the group stage of the continent’s most prestigious competitions.
Super Eagles also ended the tournament on a disappointing note after exiting at the first knockout stage despite winning all their three group matches.
The two countries failed to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar losing to Cameroon and Ghana in the playoffs.
Coach Jose Peseiro’s men will be using the friendly match after not being active since walloping Sao Tome and Principe 10-0 in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in June.
Super Eagles and Algeria will face each other for the third time under coach Djamel Belmadi with Dessert warrior triumphing 2-1 in the semi-final of Afcon 2019 and claiming a 1-0 friendly win in Austria in October 2020.