Algeria beats Uganda in AFCON 2023 qualifiers opening

Harambee Stars defender Joseph Akumu heads ball during their FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Qualifier Group E match against Uganda Cranes at Nyayo national stadium on September 02, 2021. [Standard]

The Algerian football team beat Uganda 2-0 on Saturday night in a first round group F match of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Aissa Mandi opened the scoring in the 28th minute and Youcef Belaili sealed the victory in the 79th minute at the crowded 5 July 1962 Stadium in the capital Algiers.

Thanks to this victory, the Greens managed to reconcile with their fans following the elimination from the 2022 World Cup.

The 2023 Cup of Nations will be held in Cote d'Ivoire.

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