‘It can beat most goalkeepers’ - Algeria’s Madjer in awe of Ogu’s stunner

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The midfielder lined a 25-yard curler to put the Super Eagles in front, and the Fennecs handler is convinced few shot-stoppers can match its quality

John Ogu scored a long range stunner to hand Nigeria the lead in Friday’s 1-1 draw against Algeria, and coach Rabah Madjer does ‘think most goalkeepers in the world’ cannot stop such.

Ogu, handed his first start under Gernot Rohr, benefitted from a half clearance by the Desert Foxes’ defence before he bent a beauty past Faouzi Chaouchi to give the Super Eagles a 1-0 lead.

But, just when the visitors appeared to be leaving Constantine with the maximum points, Yacine Brahimi rescued a point for Madjer’s men with a late spot-kick.

The gaffer hailed the quality of the 29-year-old’s goal, thus, clearing his shot-stopper of any wrongdoing.

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“I don’t think most goalkeepers in the world will stop that. It can beat most goalkeepers,” said Rabah.

“I was impressed with some aspect of our game but we still have a lot to do before our next game in March.”

Ogu will be hoping for another chance when Nigeria square up against Argentina in Tuesday’s friendly encounter in Krasnodar.

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