After the victory of their next opponent, Senegal (2 – 0) against Tanzania, the Algerians also had to show their ambitions in the first match. A mission accomplished by the Fennecs who beat a rough team from Kenya (2 – 0).
Algeria, with its many stars, met Kenya this Sunday, June 23, 2019 in Cairo as part of the first day of Pool C.
Algeria was on top of its day’s opponent with wide ball possession and plenty of chances.
The inaugural goal of the match comes from a breakthrough by Youcef Atal broke in the area by David Odhiambo, the referee indicates the penalty point. Bahdad Bounedjah transformed him from a perfect counter-foot in the 34th minute (1 – 0).
Captain Riyad Mahrez, top league player in 2016, scored the second goal in the 43rd minute with a left-foot shot on the penalty spot (2 – 0).
Algeria wins all three points and becomes co-leader of the group with its next opponent, Senegal, on Thursday, June 27, 2019 in Cairo at 17h.