Algeria Appoints George Leekens to Tackle Nigeria

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(Last Updated On: 2016-10-29)

Algerian Football Federation (AFF) has confirmed appointment of George Leekens as boss of the country’s senior national team.

The developing came ahead of November Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier match against Nigeria.

The Belgian, Leekens, 67, replaces Milovan Rajevac who was kicked out last month following the Greens’ shaky start in the race to Russia 2018 World Cup.

Mohammed Raouraoua’s led AFF confirmed the appointment of the Belgian yesterday, which is expected to lead the North Africans to 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, and also hand the country the Fifa World Cup ticket.

His first task would see him lead Algeria to Nigeria for November’s World Cup qualifier in Uyo after playing draw in their first match at home against Cameroon.

Leekens would be recalled led the Greens to final phase of 2004 AFCON before leaving by agreement with the Algerian Federation of Football for family reasons.




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