Onyekuru, Osimhen could play against Algeria, says Rohr


The Foxes' performance of five victories in Egypt in the most convincing fashion is no doubt intimidating but a former Nigerian global, Barnabas Imenger is confident that if the Super Eagles will sustain the present momentum, they would reach their eighth AFCON finals.

William Ekong's late goal in the 88th minute ensured that the Super Eagles advanced to the semi-finals with a 2 - 1 win over their Bafana-Bafana counterpart.

The Eagles were beaten 2-0 by the Barea at Alexandria Stadium in their last Group B encounter nearly two weeks ago.

The Super Eagles are expected to play winners of the Cote d' Ivoire versus Algeria match in one of the semi-final encounters on Sunday.

The previous training ground was where the team prepared for the match against South Africa and the lush arena is just about 24 kilometres away from Cairo International Stadium.

Iwobi has featured in all five of Nigeria's matches in Egypt and has contributed with some crucial assists, including one for team-mate Samuel Chukwueze, who opened the scoring in their 2-1 quarter-final win against South Africa.

Oil baron, Otedola has recently been involved in a number of commendable interventions for ailing former Nigerian worldwide players, including 1980 AFCON winning team's captain, Christian Chukwuemeka Chukwu and goalkeeper Peter Fregene.

"The win is important". They played at the World Cup in 1982 and 1986 and some great games, but even those players didn't win it in 1990. They made it easy for us ... They were singing and dancing, they help us a lot. We knew the goal would eventually come and had to be patient.

"Now I see a solid Algeria side with a good balance between attack and defence".

"They should keep supporting us". If you want to win a championship like the AFCON, you must have the fighting spirit of a victor.

Nigeria will now take on Algeria in a semi-final match on Sunday.