Following their 2-0 win over Benin, Riyad Mahrez and the Algerian national team took time to complete some work with the local community in Algeria.
They went to Draria and visited an orphanage for disadvantaged children called SOS Draria, and took part in various activities. This included making hand paintings with the kids and signing autographs with them, as well as meeting the staff who look after them.
Djamel Belmadi, the manager, and his coaching staff also attended the session. Belmadi said it was important for everyone that the team give something back to the community.
Every player from the 23 man squad painted their hand with different colours and pressed it onto a large canvas that will be hung up in the main hall at SOS Draria.
Mahrez captained the side on Friday night in Blida for the first time and goals from Ramy Bensebaini and Baghdad Bounedjah secured the win to send the Desert Foxes to the top of the table.
Algeria’s next game is away to Benin on Tuesday 16th October in Cotonou. They currently have seven points from their first three Africa Cup of Nations qualifier games. You can follow the game in English with DZ Football.