Veteran Algerian journalist Raidi Mazher has pointed out the lack of pace in the Algerian backline as an area of weakness Nigeria could exploit when both teams meet in Uyo on the 12th of November.
Raidi pointed out that, the centre defence pairing of skipper Carl Medjani and Liasinne Camaduro, are not the sort of pair a team would love to line up against the pacy Nigerians.
” One area of concern for Algeria ahead of the game in Nigeria is the central defence. It’s no secret that Camaduro and Medjani are not the quickest, and with the pace of the Nigerians. I fear the worst” He told Owngoalnigeria.com.
” We are well covered on the left and right side of our defence with Faouzi Ghoulam and Mehdi Zeffane, they will have more to do in covering up for the central defence.
” My major worry is the full backs also have speed demons to tender to in the Nigerian wingers, Victor Moses, Moses Simon, Ahmed Musa and Alex Iwobi are all lighting quick, so when the full backs cover up. We could be exploited by the gap they create. It’s a concern”.