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Algeria ready for AFCON test away to Benin

Algeria are set to play Benin for the second time in five days as the Desert Foxes take on their opponents in Cotonou on Tuesday (16th October) afternoon at 4pm.

There are no players injured or suspended, so manager Belmadi has a free choice of selection for the upcoming encounter. Algeria arrived in Cotonou on Sunday afternoon.

On Friday night, goals from Ramy Bensebaini and Baghdad Bounedjah secured a 2-0 victory in Blida. However, a win for Benin would put them level on points with Algeria in the Group D table for Africa Cup of Nations qualification.

Riyad Mahrez, who captained the side last week, has still failed to score for Algeria since January 2017 so he will be looking to get back in the goals for sure.

Gambia will host Togo in the same group on the same day in the other fixture, as the race to reach Cameroon 2019 hots up nicely. Algeria have played Benin nine times and are still unbeaten against the Squirrels, with seven wins and two draws.

You can follow the game in English with live updates from DZ Football, and the match is being broadcast on television in France and the MENA region by the channel Bein Sports.


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