Algeria head coach pleased with promising Afcon start
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Algeria head coach pleased with promising Afcon start

Algeria head coach pleased with promising Afcon start

24 Jun 2019, 14:25

Algeria national team head coach Djamel Mbolhi was left a pleased man after his side managed a 2-0 victory over Kenya on Sunday, June 23 at the 30 June Stadium.

When Algeria Desert Foxes made easy work of Kenya in their group C game at the 30 June Stadium on Sunday, Mbolhi has nothing but praise for his charges.

Bounedjah Baghdad struck from the penalty spot and Manchester City's Riyad Mahrez added the second as Algeria led 2-0 by the half time break.

They won by the same margin as Kenya better their performance in the second half.

"It is always difficult for us to start at the Afcon. We always have glitches but we managed against Kenya and I am very happy.

"This was an important message to the rest of the teams in our group and the rest of the tournament's participants," he said. 

The Algerians remained dominant in the second half although finishing was the major underdoing.

Adlane Guedioura came off for Mehdi Abeid with twenty minutes left on the clock. 

Yacine Nasr Eddine Brahimi came in for Youcef Belalil Mohamed before Andy Delort replaced the first goal scorer.

Both Algeria and Senegal jointly lead Group C with three points and two goals apiece.

The two countries face each other on Thursday, June before rivals Kenya and Tanzania will lock horns in the famous East African derby.

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