Algeria touch down in Zambia


African Champions Algeria have arrived in Lusaka ahead of Thursday’s 2021 African Cup Nations qualifier against Zambia.

The Desert Warriors arrived at Lusaka’s Kenneth Kaunda International Airport on Tuesday night.

Algeria lead Group H on 10 points followed by Zimbabwe on 5 points while Botswana and Zambia are on 4 and 3 points respectively.

Coach Djamel Belhmendi will not play the following five players against Zambia; Riyad Mahrez, Saïd Benrahma, Aïssa Mandi, Ismaël Bennacer and Sofiane Feghouli.

But the five players will play against Botswana on Monday next week.

The Chipolopolo Boys will be looking to avenge the 5-1 defeat to Algeria on match day one.

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By Ofhani Munyai

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