Algeria have moved next month’s World Cup qualifier against Nigeria back to Blida as they aim to salvage some national pride in this dead rubber game.
The match will be played on November 10.
The North Africans lost 1-0 to Zambia in Constantine in September after they were forced to a 1-1 draw in their opening World Cup qualifier in October 2016.
Group B bottom team Algeria’s only point from the qualifiers was therefore achieved in Blida.
Rabah Madjer is to soon be announced as new coach and he is expected to make some drastic changes in his fourth spell in charge of the team.
Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has said he hopes to line up his strongest team against Algeria even though Nigeria have already qualified for Russia 2018.
Rohr said he wants to finish the qualifying campaign unbeaten and will rather parade an experimental team in a friendly after the match against Algeria.
Morocco are likely to Nigeria’s opponents for this friendly.