Algeria tackle dangerous Zambia

Algeria tackle dangerous Zambia
Riyad Mahrez (L) and Ismail Bennacer

by Staff Reporter

Tuesday Nov 12, 2019. 17:00

Algeria and Zambia are will meet in the opening 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier on Thursday.

Kick-off is at 18h00 CAT.

The Group H match is set to be played at the Mustapha Tchaker Stadium in the Algerian city of Blida.

The Desert Foes are expected to unleash Riyad Mahrez and Ismaël Bennacer against Zambia.

Algeria are the current AFCON champions having won their second title in July 2019 and they have qualified for 18 tournaments.

Djamel Belmandi, the Algeria head coach, will be targeting nothing but a victory over Chipolopolo.

Meanwhile, Zambia will be looking to Patson Daka and Enock Mwepu, who are influential players.

Chipolopolo did not participate in the recent 2019 AFCON finals, but they have qualified for 17 tournaments.

Aggrey Chinyegi, the Zambia head coach, will be looking to ensure his side stuns the reigning African champions.

Zimbabwe and Botswana will meet in other Group H encounter in Harare on Friday.

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