Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr is set to start captain John Obi Mikel from the bench to keep him fresh for the friendly game against Argentina in Russia on Tuesday while Leon Balogun could wear the captain armband.
The match against Algeria is inconsequential and most senior team players are likely to start from the substitute bench.
Vice captain Ogenyi Onazi and Elderson Echiejile are already ruled out after sustaining various degress of injuries in the club sides.
Hints about Mikel starting from the bench was provided by coach Rohr in yesterday’s training when Mikel lined up with Team B in what was his first training session with the team.
In the yesterday’s training session, the trio of John Ogu, Ogehenekaro Etebo and Wilfred Ndidi played in midfield with the team that looks more likely to start tomorrow’s game in the tactical session.
After Thursday evening training session, the coach will, however make his finally decision.