Algeria coach Rabah Madjer names 23-man squad for Nigeria, CAR matches


Algeria coach Rabah Madjer has named a 23-man squad for his team’s upcoming matches against Nigeria and Central African Republic.

The Fennec Foxes will host Nigeria in Constantine on November 10 for their final Group B match in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers, followed by a friendly against CAR in Algiers on November 14.

The matches will be Madjer’s first in charge since succeeding Lucas Alcaraz as national team coach.

The veteran tactician has included most of the big names, such as Riyad Mahrez, Islam Slimani, Carl Medjani, Aissa Mandi, Nabil Bentaleb, Yacine Brahimi and Hilal Soudani.

Goalkeepers: Faouzi CHAOUCHI (MC Algiers, Algeria), Chamseddine RAHMANI (CS Constantine, Algeria), Abdelkadir SALHI (CR Belouizdad, Algeria).

Defenders: Mohamed Khouthir ZITI (ES Setif, Algeria), Youcef ATTAL (KV Kortrijk, Belgium), Faouzi GHOULAM (SSC Napoli, Italy), Houari FERHANI (JS Kabylie, Algeria), Aissa MANDI (Betis Sevilla, Spain), Liassine CADAMURO -BENTAIBA (Nimes Olympique, France), Rami BENSEBAINI (Stade Rennais, France), Ayoub ABDELLAOUI (USM Alger, Algeria), Carl MEDJANI (Sivasspor, Turkey).

Midfielders: Abderraouf BENGUIT (USM Alger, Algeria), Nabil BENTALEB (FC Schalke 04, Germany), Ismael BENNACER (Empoli FC, Italy), Yacine BRAHIMI (Porto FC, Portugal), Abdelmoumen DJABOU (ES Setif, Algeria).

Attackers: Riyad MAHREZ (Leicester City FC, England), Zinedine FERHAT (Le Havre AC, France), Islam SLIMANI (Leicester City FC, England), Baghdad BOUNEDJAH (Al Sadd Sport, Qatar), Hilal El Arabi SOUDANI (GNK Dinamo Zagreb , Croatia), Sofiane HANNI (RSC Anderlecht, Belgium).

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