Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has backed Algeria for Africa Cup of Nations glory, while also hoping to see Djamel Belmadi’s squad played very well.
The Desert Warriors are making their 18th appearance in the biennial championship, with their only triumph occurring in 1990 when they defeated Nigeria in the final on home soil.
Coach Belmadi has taken a relatively inexperienced group of players to Egypt compared to previous tournaments, with Riyad Mahrez and Islam Slimani among the team’s big names.
Algeria began their Group C campaign on a flying note after seeing off Kenya 2-0 at the 30 June Stadium, Cairo.
Senegal are next up for the Desert Warriors on Thursday, before their date with Tanzania in their last group fixture.
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