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Mahrez, Ounas top Algeria squad for Nigeria test

The Green’s boss has invited 18 foreign based pros to face the Super Eagles with five local based stars to be added

Algeria have released the list of players to face Nigeria in their Russia 2018 World Cup Qualifying clash on November 12, 2016.

Newly appointed coach, George Leekens handed call-ups 18 foreign professionals with five locals to be named.

Les Fennecs attacking trident Riyad Mahrez,  Islam Slimani and Croatia-based Hilal Soudani top the list. While Adam Ounas has been given a chance to make his international debut against the Super Eagles after switching his allegiance from France to the north Africans.

According to Le Buteur, Leekens will pick his five local based pros based on Tuesdays’ Algerian Super Cup between USM Alger and MC Alger.



Goalkeepers: Rais M’Bolhi (Antalyaspor, Turkey)

Defenders: Hicham Belkaroui (ES Tunis), Aissa Mandi (Real Betis, Spain), Carl Medjani (CD Leganés, Spain), Liassine Cadamuro (Servette Geneva, Switzerland), Faouzi Ghoulam (Napoli, Italy)

Midfielders: Nabil Betaleb (Schalke 04, Germany), Mehdi Abeid (Dijon FCO, France), Adlène Guedioura (Watford FC, England), Sapphire Taïder (Bologna FC, Italy), Ryad Boudebouz (Montpellier, France), Yacine Brahimi (FC Porto Portugal), Sofiane Feghouli (West Ham United, England), Rachid Ghezzal (Olympique Lyon, France), Adam Ounas (Bordeaux, France).

Forwards: Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City, England), Islam Slimani (Leicester City, England), Hilal Soudani El Arabi (Dinamo Zagreb, Croatia)


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