Reigning champions Algeria started their qualification campaign for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in emphatic style by beating Group H rivals Zambia 5-0 at the Mustapha Tchaker Stadium in Blida on Thursday night.
Algeria scored through Bensebaini (44), Bounedjah (69), (pen 90), Belaili (75), and Soudani (86).
Next week, Algeria will be away to Botswana on Monday while Zambia will host Zimbabwe on Tuesday.
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Meanwhile, in the other Group H match to be played this week, Zimbabwe hosts Botswana this Friday at the National Sports Stadium at 6 PM local time.
Algeria: M’Bohli, Atal, Belaili (Soudani 81’), Benlamri, Mandi, Bensebaini, Bennacer, Guedioura (Slimani 78’), Feghouli (Belkebla 71’), Mahrez, Bounedjah
Zambia: Nsabata, Sunzu, Tandi, Chama (Mwape 56’), Chongo, Chungu, Kangwa, Mulenga (Musakanya 80’), Phiri, Shonga, Sinkala