As the qualification for Russia 2018 world cup gets tougher, Super Eagles group opponents desert foxes of Algeria has named former Granada manager Lucas Alcaraz as their new manager.
Alcaraz who was sacked by the Spanish Primera Liga side just 4 days replaces Georges Leekens who left the job after the Algerian national team were knocked out of the 2017 African Cup of Nations in Gabon without recording a single victory.
One of his objective is the task to upstage Nigeria enroute World Cup qualification.
The Desert Foxes are at bottom of their qualifying group with a single point from two matches, five points behind leaders Nigeria. Algeria’s next games in the World Cup is a double header against Zambia.
Super Eagles defeated the desert foxes 3-1 in the last round of matches at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo.