Injury-ravaged Algeria hand late call-up to Olympic team ace

Injury-ravaged Algeria hand late call-up to Olympic team ace
Algeria's midfielder Nabil Bentaleb

by Staff Reporter

Thursday Nov 10, 2016. 07:58

Algeria have handed a late call-up to Hussein Dey defensive midfielder Sofiane Bendebka following an injury crisis that has ravaged the team ahead of Saturday’s World Cup clash in Nigeria.

Napoli defender Faouzi Ghoulam has withdrawn from the squad after he suffered a groin injury to worsen the injury woes of the North Africans, who have lost three key players earlier this week.

Bendebka featured at the recent Rio Olympics and was part of the squad for a 2017 AFCON qualifier in Seychelles.

Algeria will fly into Uyo today ahead of Saturday’s showdown against home team Nigeria.



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