The previous Nigeria global has actually made radiant remarks about the 29-year-old as his nation is set to handle the Super Eagles
Taribo West has actually ranked Riyad Mahrez as one of the best players in the world ahead of the Nigeria friendly versus Algeria on October 9.
The Manchester City forward has actually continued to turn heads for both club and nation, winning the PFA Player of the Year award in 2016 after assisting Leicester City clinch the Premier League prize.
Since his arrival at the Etihad Stadium, the winger has actually won the league title, FA Cup diadem to name a few and last season he included in 33 video games, scoring 11 objectives to assist the Citizens surface 2nd in the league.
The forward likewise played a substantial function as Algeria won the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt for the 2nd time in their history.
En path to their victory at the competition, the Desert Foxes saw off a difficult difficulty from three-time African champs Nigeria in the semi-finals.
Mahrez scored the winning objective in the encounter, a last gasp excellent free-kick, to guarantee the North African nation protected a 2-1 success.
Former Super Eagles centre-back West is happy that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) arranged the friendly with the African champs and has actually likewise made radiant remarks about the 29-year-old winger.
“He is a great player, he is in good form and I hope that against Nigeria, we will see him even more efficient to enjoy his technique,” West informed Le Buteur.
” I consider him one of the best players in the world, that’s why I’m extremely delighted with the company of this match.
“Algeria is a terrific football country with huge capacity. Yes, of course, I would state it’s an excellent thing to arrange this friendly match.
“Both groups had a terrific African Cup and now it’s time to evaluate things in each team. The 2 groups require to reconstruct after having actually currently fulfilled in the semi-finals, it is very important to see each other in a friendly match.
“The 2 groups are extremely close and have extremely excellent players in their labor force. This will permit Nigeria to attempt to retaliate on Algeria, however the essential thing is to understand how to gain from a conference like this.
“We will see, it will be a friendly match, but Algeria-Nigeria has been and will remain an important meeting for the two teams.”
Nigeria will likewise square off versus Tunisia in another friendly 4 days after conference Algeria at Jacques Lemans Arena.
The video games have actually been lined up as part of the Super Eagles preparation for their Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in November.