Tokyo Olympics Qualifier: Algeria Ladies Arrive Lagos For Last Battle With Falcons

Tokyo Olympics Qualifier: Algeria Ladies Arrive Lagos For Last Battle With Falcons

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Algeria’s women’s team arrived Lagos on Friday as they prepare to upset Nigeria in the second leg of their second-round qualifier for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Bestchoicesports.com.ng can report.

Nine-time Africa champions, Falcons showed superiority when the defeated the North Africans 2-0 in the first leg in Algiers on Wednesday.

Following the defeat at the Stade Mustapha Tchaker, they left Algiers on Thursday evening to arrive in Nigeria’s Centre of Excellence Friday morning.​

In Lagos, the female Desert Foxes will be staying at the Golden Tulip Hotel and began their training on Saturday morning.

Algeria hope to overturn a 2-0 deficit in Lagos, but they will miss Ben Aicouch Rahme due to an injury in the first leg.

They will face a mountainous task to shock the African champions after the arrival of six foreign-based stars, including Barcelona’s Asisat Oshoala, for Thomas Dennerby’s side.

The winner over two legs will play either Mali or Cote d’Ivoire in the third qualifying round in September and October.

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