Taribo West has urged the Super Eagles to stop Manchester City winger, Riyad Mahrez, when they meet Algeria’s Desert Foxes in an international friendly in Austria on October 9, and hopes Gernot Rohr’s team win.
The two countries will meet once more following Algeria’s 2-1 triumph over Nigeria in the semi-finals of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt with Mahrez netting the winner.
Ahead of the international friendly match between both nations, former Super Eagles central defender, Taribo during an interview session with Le Buteur urged Gernot Rohr’s team Nigeria to stop stop Algeria and their star man, Mahrez.
“The two teams need to rebuild after having already met in the semi-finals, it is important to see each other in a friendly match. They are very close and have great players.”
Taribo added: “This will allow Nigeria to try to take revenge on Algeria, but the most important thing is to know how to learn from a meeting like this. We will see, it will be a friendly match.
“But Algeria-Nigeria has been and will remain an important meeting for the two teams.”
The Super Eagles will also face Tunisia in another friendly four days after meeting Algeria on Oct. 13.