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AFCON: Algeria Charter Planes To Carry Some 1,400 Fans To Cairo. by lilfreezy: 8:31am On Jul 14, 2019
Algeria charter planes to carry some 1,400 fans to Cairo for #AFCON2019 semi-final against Nigeria

Algeria is sending as many as 10 chartered flights carrying some 1,400 football fans to Cairo for the African Cup of Nations semi-final against Nigeria on Sunday, the country's state TV reported.


Few believed coach Djamel Belmadi's side would make it this far in the tournament, but the Desert Foxes are now hoping to clinch their first title in nearly 30 years.

And for that, the Algerian government is ready to do just about anything, including the setting aside of a fleet of commercial planes to transport supporters eager to attend the game.

But if history is any indication, the Greens are in for a tough challenge, having last beaten Nigeria in the final of the 1990 tournament that sealed Algeria's first and only continental trophy.

In 2017, Nigeria's Super Eagles beat a somewhat disoriented Algerian side, that had seen six coaches pushed out within two years, to reach the 2018 World Cup.

"They were fragile at the time," said Nigeria's head coach Gernot Rohr.

"We beat them 3-1 [in 2017] and there were loads of individual mistakes. They made it easy for us … In the return match also, they were fragile … Now, they are solid," he said, referring to the Algerian side which was recently voted the best team in the tournament's group stage by the tournament organisers.

More planes if team reaches final

Algeria's defence ministry told AFP news agency that six additional military planes would be deployed to shuttle supporters for the final if the team progresses.

A government statement said the decision was taken - with the approval of Prime Minister Noureddine Bedoui - so that "600 Algerian supporters could cheer and encourage the national team and motivate them to win this important continent trophy," as quoted by AFP.

This is not the first time Algerian authorities have arranged for the transport of their football fans.

In 2009, former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's administration had sent several thousand Algerian fans to Sudan to watch the heated World Cup qualifiers play off between Algeria and Egypt.

Meanwhile, authorities in Tunisia have also organised three planes to transport their supporters to Cairo where the Carthage Eagles will take on tournament favourites Senegal in the other semi-final.

Source: aljazeera sports https://www.aljazeera.com/amp/news/2019/07/algeria-charter-planes-carry-fans-african-cup-semi-final-190713164029215.html?__twitter_impression=true

Cc: lalasticlala semid4lyfe mynd44 seun

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Re: AFCON: Algeria Charter Planes To Carry Some 1,400 Fans To Cairo. by kerzhim(m): 8:41am On Jul 14, 2019
If they like let them bring all their citizen, Nigerians full everywhere.

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Re: AFCON: Algeria Charter Planes To Carry Some 1,400 Fans To Cairo. by eneojoedu(m): 8:41am On Jul 14, 2019
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Re: AFCON: Algeria Charter Planes To Carry Some 1,400 Fans To Cairo. by eneojoedu(m): 8:43am On Jul 14, 2019
make the planes wait carry una go back by 10pm.... cos we go still chukwueze(enter) una.

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Re: AFCON: Algeria Charter Planes To Carry Some 1,400 Fans To Cairo. by GODWINLOWSKI: 8:46am On Jul 14, 2019
Nigeria are now hoping Biafra boys rescues them. Chukwueze, Ighalo, Iwobi, Ndidi.
Re: AFCON: Algeria Charter Planes To Carry Some 1,400 Fans To Cairo. by GOFRONT(m): 8:59am On Jul 14, 2019
grin


Africa is just so backward....Someone cannot even Slide in peace on their Pitch while jubilating after scoring a goal...

Troost nearly lost his Kneecap while tryin to slide on that shitty pitch....
Re: AFCON: Algeria Charter Planes To Carry Some 1,400 Fans To Cairo. by Liamm(m): 9:15am On Jul 14, 2019
Nigeria 1 : 3 Algeria

You saw it here first

Lalasticlala
Re: AFCON: Algeria Charter Planes To Carry Some 1,400 Fans To Cairo. by lilfreezy: 12:00pm On Jul 14, 2019
Liamm:
Nigeria 1 : 3 Algeria

You saw it here first

Lalasticlala

LOL! You think so? grin
The opposite will be the case
Re: AFCON: Algeria Charter Planes To Carry Some 1,400 Fans To Cairo. by lilfreezy: 5:07pm On Jul 14, 2019
GOFRONT:
grin


Africa is just so backward....Someone cannot even Slide in peace on their Pitch while jubilating after scoring a goal...

Troost nearly lost his Kneecap while tryin to slide on that shitty pitch....
I don't think the pitch is bad though. I've seen players sliding in Egypt
Re: AFCON: Algeria Charter Planes To Carry Some 1,400 Fans To Cairo. by Ifiegboria(m): 5:26pm On Jul 14, 2019
NGR 1 ALG 3
Re: AFCON: Algeria Charter Planes To Carry Some 1,400 Fans To Cairo. by ikhalyfah(m): 5:56pm On Jul 14, 2019
kerzhim:
If they like let them bring all their citizen, Nigerians full everywhere.
THIS!!!!! cheesy cheesy

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