Eagles not scared of Algeria coach Leekens


Super Eagles goalkeeper, Ikechukwu Ezenwa has said Algeria’s choice of former manager, Georges Leekens will count for nothing in the World Cup qualifying clash.

Eagles will host the Algerian opposite, Desert Foxes in the group’s 2018 Fifa World Cup matchday 2 clash on November 12 at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo.

The Belgian was handed a second spell at the North African side on Thursday to replace the ousted Serbia’s Milovan Rajevan.

Ezenwa said the present crop of Eagles want to pick the World Cup ticket with a game to spare in the qualifying campaign.

“Georges Leekens’ appointment as Algerian coach does not scare us and will count for nothing when both sides square up for the matchday 2 clash in Uyo on November 12. Naija and Bet

“The body language and spirit among the players speak volume of side who want to pick the world Cup ticket before the last match.

“The mind-set of the players is to head off to the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia so nobody will be considered too tough an obstacle to scuttle the lofty dream.

“Majority of the present Eagles has not been to the mainstream World Cup and they want to be there to have a true feel of what it looks like.

“I may have participated in the Fifa U20 World Cup for me and others that’s a youth championship we want to experience the real World Cup.

“Our minds are focused on beating the Algerians irrespective of who calls the shot as head coach,” said the FC Ifeanyi Ubah shot stopper.

Nigeria are at the summit of the group on three points after game one win against Zambia in Ndola while match day 2 opponents, Algeria and Cameroon are on one point respectively.