Islam SLIMANI of Algeria Challenged by Leon BALOGUN (L) and William EKONG(R) of Nigeria during the Russia 2018 World Cup Qualifier match between Nigeria vs Algeria on November, 12th 2016 at Godswill Akpabio Stadium
Sunday Nov 20, 2016. 08:03
Algeria will tackle Mauritania in two warm-up games ahead of next year’s AFCON in Gabon.
According to the Mauritania football federation, the two friendlies will be played in Blida on January 7 and 10.
Mauritania will also take on another AFCON-bound team Tunisia in another test game.
Algeria are drawn in Group B at Gabon 2017 alongside Senegal, Zimbabwe and Tunisia.
Algeria are bottom of their qualifying group for the 2018 World Cup with a point after two matches.
Nigeria lead the standings on six points, Cameroon are second on two points, while Zambia are third on a point and a better goals difference than Algeria.