Coach of Nigeria’s World Cup qualifiers rivals, Milovan Rajevac has quit as Algerian national team head coach after players led a dressing-room revolt against him after a 1-1 draw at home with Cameroon on Sunday.
Algeria is in the same group as Nigeria in campaign for qualification for the Russia 2018 World Cup, alongside Cameroon and Zambia. Nigeria beat the Chipolopolo of Zambia 2-1 away from home on Saturday to claim all three points and move top of the group table, with Algeria and Cameroon with a point apiece.
The news of the resignation might come as a good news to the Super Eagles faithfuls since the North Africans are supposedly the biggest rivals Nigeria face in the group C.
The news of the departure was broken by the Algerian government television and an official announcement from the Algeria Football Federation (FAF) is expected on Wednesday after their meeting.
The players reportedly openly blamed the 62-year-old Serbian for the disappointing 1-1 draw with Cameroon on Sunday night.
According to reports, Rajevac met with the president of the country’s football federation, Mohamed Raouraou on Tuesday and an agreement to cancel his contract was reached.
Coaches Nabil Neghiz and Yazid Mansouri are expected to be in temporary charge of the team for next month’s trip to Nigeria.
Nigeria welcome the North Africans to Uyo on November 12 in continuation of the qualifying series..