Algeria striker, Islam Slimani has declared that his team would do everything possible to shock the Super Eagles at the Uyo Nest of Champions on November 12 after failing to defeat Cameroon at home in their Russia 2018 World Cup qualifiers opener.
The Fennec Foxes were held to a 1-1 draw by Cameroon last weekend in the coastal city of Blida, while the Eagles secured a 2-1 victory over Zambia in Ndola.
Slimani who plays alongside Ahmed Musa in Leicester City said yesterday that they would do everything possible to bring their Russia 2018 World Cup dreams back on track in Uyo.
“It was a difficult game against a very good team of Cameroon. We did everything to win, but unfortunately we were not so effective. It happens in football, but we will do everything possible to make amends against Nigeria. We will bounce back with a positive result,” Slimani said in an interview with Le Buteur.
Meanwhile, world football governing body FIFA have cleared Franco-Algerian Adam Ounas to play for Algeria against Nigeria next month after they approved his change of international allegiance.
The Algeria Football Federation (FAF) announced: “Adam Ounas has officially opted to play for Algeria and his eligibility papers have been sent through to FIFA.”
Ounas represented France at U20 level, but he is now in line to make his debut for Algeria as early as a November 12 World Cup qualifier against Nigeria in Uyo.
The 19-year-old Ounas, who has made a total of 29 appearances and scored five goals in Ligue 1 with Bordeaux, will be expected to help out the Algerians, who lost the midfield to Cameroon in Blida on Sunday.
Over the years, Algeria have swooped on players, who were born in France but have Algerian roots.
They include Adlene Guedioura, Majid Bougherra, Rais M’Bolhi, Yacine Brahimi and Sofiane Feghouli.