Zambia v Egypt
Algeria v Rwanda
ALGERIA’S head coach Rabah Saadane has warned his players not to take Rwanda’s Amavubi lightly in tomorrow’s crunch 2010 World Cup/Africa Nations Cup qualifier.
Algeria need a win to stay on course of qualifying for next year’s World Cup while a win for Branko Tucak’s wasps will revive their hopes of travelling to Angola.
Saadane, who led Algeria to the 1986 World Cup, is certain Amavubi will be no cheap push overs.
Saadane also noted that playing after the Egypt-Zambia game could work against his side.
“Playing well aware of what is at stake could distract my players,” Rabah told the Algerian media.
Anything short of a win for Egypt coupled with victory for the Desert Foxes automatically qualifies Algeria for next year’s World Cup.
Today, African champions Egypt face a tough away battle to Zambia at Konkola stadium, Chililabombwe.
The Egyptians need to win against the Cooper bullets to keep their World Cup dream alive.
In the absence of Borussia Dortmund striker Mohamed Zidan and Zamalek striker Mido, the Pharoahs will rely on Amr Zaki and their in-form skipper Ahmed Hassan.
On the other hand, the Chipolopolo who lost their last two qualifiers against Algeria are without Felix Katongo and their Portugal-based midfielder Rainford Kalaba.
With four points from as many matches, Zambia know that a result from today’s tie will all but secure them a ticket to Angola.