Algeria’s Top Scorer Confirms Withdrawal From Nigeria Clash After Injury Setback


The Desert Foxes of Algeria won’t be having the services of one of their top players when they take on Nigeria in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers in Uyo.


Algeria will be aiming for their first win against group leaders Nigeria, who defeated Zambia 2-1 away from home, but new coach George Leekens will have to prosecute the tie without El Arabi Hilel Soudani.

He was substituted after 28 minute in Dinamo Zagreb 1-0 away win over Split in the Croatian league, due to what looked like an injury to the knee.

After the game, the 28 year old announced via his official instagram page, that he picked up an injury which could rule him out of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Nigeria on the 12th of November.

Soudani will no doubt be missed against Nigeria, as he is presently one of the most experienced player in the team with 38 caps to his name since his debut in 2011.

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His goal record of 25 for Algeria is the best among all the Algerian forward presently in the team, with Islam Slimani one goal behind the former Vitoria Guimaraes of Portugal hitman.