Mahrez and Ghezzal among Algeria’s 23 man squad

Algeria manager Djamel Belmadi has picked a 23 man squad for the two upcoming Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers that are home and away against Benin.

Man City winger Riyad Mahrez is among the star names in the squad. Fellow Premier League winger Rachid Ghezzal has also been selected. Adlene Guedioura of Nottingham Forest is picked in midfield, but there is no place for the injured Hilal Soudani.

Adam Ounas has been picked, who is widely touted as one of the stars of the future. Ishak Belfodil has been selected following his goal for Hoffenheim in the UEFA Champions League.

There are some brilliant choices by Belmadi. Zeghba is called up as the third goalkeeper from ES Setif after his brilliant performances in the CAF Champions League.

Djamel Benlmari is called into the defence, who is based in Saudi Arabia. However, there is no place for Real Betis midfielder Ryad Boudebouz. Baghdad Bounedjah from Al Sadd is selected after his exceptional goal-scoring record in 2018 has seen him net more than Cristiano Ronaldo for club and country.

Algeria will play Benin at home on the 12th of October. and then away on the 16th of October. You can follow all the action in English with DZ Football.

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