Algeria seek redemption against Equatorial Guinea

 Sofiane Feghouli

Algeria's forward Sofiane Feghouli (right) fights for the ball with Sierra Leone's midfielder John Kamara during their Group E 2021 Africa Cup of Nations match between against Sierra Leone at Stade de Japoma in Douala on January 11, 2022.

Photo credit: Charly Triballeau | AFP

What you need to know:

  • The defending champions, who are among the favourites to win the 2021 edition, will be seeking maximum points against a lowly-rated Equatorial Guinea to keep their hopes alive ahead of the last group fixture against another heavyweight, Cote d’Ivoire next Thursday
  • Coach Djamel Belmadi, who was visibly unhappy with his side’s performance during the opener will likely make some changes to the squad that played Sierra Leone including fielding Adam Ounas and Ramiz Zerrouki
  • Mali who also won their first game against favourites Tunisia after Zambian referee Janny Sikazwe controversially ended the match before 90th minute, will also be seeking to win and book a spot in the knockout stage

After a disappointing start to Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) where they shared spoils with Sierra Leone, defending champions Algeria will take on Equatorial Guinea in their second group fixture at the continental soccer tournament on Sunday at the Japoma stadium in Douala.


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