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Sports News Sun, 14 Jul 2019

AFCON 2019: We will avoid errors against Algeria – Nigeria’s Omeruo

Super Eagles defender Kenneth Omeruo says his team is aware of some antics Algeria may want to exibit when both sides clash in the semi final of the AFCON 2019.

The match will be played at the Cairo International Stadium from 7 pm Ghanaian time this evening.

Omeruo says the Super Eagles must be smart enough to avoid errors.

“We just have to be smart and be very careful. The coach always tell us to avoid fouls around the box. We have already conceded two goals in the competition from fouls around the box and we want to avoid that,” Omeruo told a news conference on Saturday at the Cairo International Stadium.

“The Algerians are fast and skilful which means we have to be careful against them.

“We have not seen the incident from their game against Ivory Coast, but it is good that there is VAR now and we also trust the referee to do a good job.

“We know the North Africans and their antics, but we will handle everything well. South Africa tried to do the same thing against us, they didn’t succeed.”

Algeria have won all their matches so far at the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations, conceding only one, and many have tipped them to conquer the continent for the second time.

Omeruo, though is looking forward to a difficult game against the North Africans, is confident the Super Eagles will be up to the task.

“Algeria are a tough side, so are we too. We have fully recovered, and we are ready for the game. Like the coach said, we have recovered well and looking forward to the game.”

Source: ghanacrusader.com
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