Algeria names coach ahead of Super Eagles clash

Former Coach of Belgium and Tunisia Georges Leekens was on Thursday named as the head coach of Algeria, two days after leaving his job at Belgian top-tier side Lokeren.

According to Reuters, it was announced by the Algerian Football Federation that Leekens had been chosen to replace Milovan Rajevac. The Serbian was sacked following the Foxes home draw against Cameroon in their opening 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier early this month.

The 67-year-old previously took charge of Algeria for six months in 2003 before leaving his post due to “family reasons” – will be eager to start his second stint with victory.

Algeria will play Nigeria in a World Cup qualifier in Uyo on November 12. The Super Eagles defeated Zambia 2-1 in their opener.


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