Algeria takes on Niger, this Tuesday, in the semi-finals of CHAN 2022. The coach of the local Greens, Madjid Bougherra counts on the support of the public to beat the Mena.
Madjid Bougherra wants the Olympic Miloud Hadefi stadium to be packed this Tuesday, January 31. Algeria will challenge Niger in the semi-finals of the CHAN 2022. Algeria will play in Oran for the first time since the beginning of the competition. And the Algerian technician relies on the support of the public to qualify for the final. "We are at home in Oran. We traveled here from Algiers and we are delighted to see the support of the people of this beautiful city. We saw how they supported Algeria in the Mediterranean Games, so we want to experience that too," said Bougherra with a big smile on his face.
The host country played its four games at the Nelson Mandela Stadium in Algiers. Unlike Niger, which since the beginning of the tournament stays in Oran. "We know that Niger has played all its games here (Oran) and feels at home but when we arrive on the field, we want to continue to make the Algerian people happy and book a place in the final. Niger had the opportunity to play here but for us it is good. This is our home. We have played friendly matches here in Oran. We feel at home wherever we play in Annaba, Constantine, Algiers, Oran. For us, it's the same, it's normal," said Bougherra.
Bougherra knows how to beat Niger
Algeria intends to play the final of its CHAN. Especially since Madjid Bougherra knows perfectly his opponent of the day. "This is the semi-final. We have only one more step before the final match and we will try to achieve it. We know how to play against Niger. We have played them in friendly matches that we won. The technician is optimistic for the victory of his team. However, he plays the card of caution. "It is a team that has experience and works together. They have a beautiful game. It's well deserved that they have come this far and won against Cameroon and Ghana. It's not a surprise to me. We will try to play a good game."
Bougherra will be without goalkeeper Alexis Guendouz for this match, who was shown a red card in the quarterfinals. The coach is counting on Farid Chaal who will play in goal.