Jose Peseiro

By Obaloluwa Joshua, LAGOS

Super Eagles head coach, Jose Peseiro insists the team will cope with the absence of some of his regular stars in the friendly against Algeria, reports

Assistant captain, William Troost-Ekong returned to England last Saturday after sustaining an injury in the test game against Algeria’s home-based team.

Midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi spent only two days in camp before returning  to his club over a hamstring issue.

The likes of captain Ahmed Musa, Leon Balogun, Samuel Chukwueze and Emmanuel Dennis all pulled out of the game as a result of injury.

The former Venezuela and Saudi Arabia tactician is however adamant his side will win the tie.

“We believe in the players that are here, we believe in their abilities. They know what to do and we believe in them,”he added.

“I have confidence in them that they will do well. We have enough quality in our team to cope with the absence of those who are not here.”

The encounter will hold at the  Miloud Hadefi Stadium, Oran.