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WORLD CUP QUALIFIER: Algeria to storm Uyo in chartered flight

October 28, 2016

THE Algerian Football Federation (Fédération algérienne de football) has got down to work to put the country’s national football team in proper frame of mind for next month’s World Cup qualifier against Nigeria.

Nigeria host Algeria in a 2018 World Cup qualifier in Uyo on November 12 and to ensure a possible victory for the Desert Foxes, the FAF has released its thought-out logistics in relation to the match.

According to a statement on FAF’s website, Algeria’s Federal Bureau, met with Mr Mohamed Raouraoua president of Algerian Football Federation at the federation’s National Technical Centre to discuss a number of issues. The meeting was held on Thursday, October 27.

On the Nigeria-Algeria fixture, it was disclosed that the Algerian delegation will fly into Uyo on Novemebr 10 – two days to the match – in a chartered Air Algeria flight. The statement, written in French, added that the Warriors will depart for Algiers immediately after the match.

The statement also touched on the quality of the hotel the players and officials of the Algerian team will be lodged in, in Uyo, submitting that the standard is satisfactory.

The statement reads: “The hotel selected has all the logistics to ensure a good stay and a good preparation of the match which will be held November 12, 2016 at 17h 00 local in the city of Uyo.”

The statement also put into perspective the profile of Georges Leekens, the country’s new coach who put pen to paper on Thursday.

The Belgian, whose appointment was unanimously approved by the federal office, won five league titles in his native country and a European Cup. He was also named the coach of the year 1990 in Belgium.

All these measures, according to the statement, have been taken to ensure “best conditions” for the visitors.

A loss for the Desert Foxes on November 12 could spell doom for their 2018 World Cup ambition having drawn 1-1 at home with the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in their first group match early this month.

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